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Donald Trump transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center following positive COVID results

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President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House en route to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Trump announced earlier in the day that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

By Sabrina Edwards

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter during the early morning hours of Oct. 2 that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Trump has since been transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center to be evaluated.

Trump was brought via helicopter to the airport, waving at reporters, not stopping to talk. According to White House staff he was suffering from a low fever and fatigue.

Trump released a video on Twitter thanking everyone for “the tremendous support,” and informing that he and Melania were “doing very well.”

This positive test is coming just days after the debate, which left many wondering if both candidates were going to contract the virus. Since then, former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, have both tested negative.

Trump will be spending “a few days” in the hospital. Sources claim that the president’s condition is worse than the first lady’s. There hasn’t been a transfer in power between the president and the vice president. 

White House officials are stressing that currently there is no need for concern, however there is some fear that the conditions could change quickly.

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