CORONAVIRUS

Trump tweets out video from Walter Reed hospital - 'I feel much better'

Video still from President Donald Trump speaking about his condition at Walter Reed Medical Center. (Donald Trump's Twit
Video still from President Donald Trump speaking about his condition at Walter Reed Medical Center. (Donald Trump’s Twitter account)

President Donald Trump said he was feeling good Saturday and vowed to beat COVID-19 quickly in a video that he posted on Twitter.

“I feel much better now,” Trump said. “We’re working hard to get me all the way back.”

Trump spoke evenly and showed no signs of difficulty breathing in the four-minute video.

Despite portraying himself as improving, the president conceded that he does not know what the future holds.

“You don’t know what will happen over the next few days,” he said. “They say that’s the real test, so we’ll see what happens.”

Trump said he hoped his battle with COVID-19 would rally the world to turn back the pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans on his watch and counting.

“We’re going to beat this coronavirus or whatever you want to call it,” Trump said. “We’re going to beat it soundly.”

Wearing a blazer and open-necked shirt, Trump said he wanted to go to Walter Reed Medical Center so he could avoid being cooped up in the White House residence. He called it a sign of his leadership that he agreed with being airlifted to the hospital in nearby Bethesda, Maryland.

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“As a leader you have to confront problems,” said Trump, who has faced harsh criticism for his mishandling of the pandemic.

He vowed to return to the presidential campaign and said he had unfinished business.

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley gave an upbeat assessment of Trump’s condition in a news conference earlier Saturday. But Conley did not say when Trump last tested negative, or how high a fever he experienced.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows warned that Trump faces a crucial two days and is “not yet on a clear path to recovery.”

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