Fri. Mar 5th, 2021

Donald Trump, who has now arrived at hospital, has posted a video on Twitter thanking people for their “tremendous support”.

It is the first time the president has posted on the platform since announcing he and his wife Melania tested positive for coronavirus.

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US President Donald Trump is being flown to hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus.

The White House said the decision to transport him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was taken “out of an abundance of caution”.

Mr Trump began exhibiting “mild symptoms” of Covid-19 on Thursday. He said early on Friday he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive.

The White House said he was feeling “fatigued but in good spirits”.

Wearing a mask and suit, the president walked out across the White House lawn on Friday afternoon to his helicopter, Marine One, for the short trip to hospital.

He waved and gave a thumbs-up to reporters but said nothing before boarding the aircraft.

In a video posted to Twitter, Mr Trump said: “I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed hospital. I think I’m doing very well.

“But we’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much, I appreciate it, I will never forget it – thank you.”

5 thoughts on “Trump thanks supporters in Twitter video – BBC News”
  1. Given the fact that Trump now has Covid and Pence has been around Trump often during the last couple of weeks, Kamala Harris has to be very careful about being in the same room as Pence. We know that Covid aerosols travel farther than six feet and can linger in the air for hours. Pence wants to be seven feet away from Harris during the debate — not a wise idea. They may need to be in separate rooms or booths with separate air supplies. We should look into all of Pence’s contacts with Trump and all those surrounding Trump in the last two weeks and up until the debate. Photos and videos would be helpful in determining distance from potential Covid carriers. We need Biden and Harris healthy. They have a big mess to clean up. They need to get Americans and our economy healthy again. If another Biden-Trump debate is to occur in the future, America would be best served by a mute button to keep candidates from shouting over each other so we can actually hear answers to the questions. I know some people were very happy today because Trump got Covid. They feel less Americans will get sick if Trump can’t continue to promote unhealthy nonscientific policies in dealing with this pandemic. But we all need to wish him and his family good health and a speedy recovery.

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