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President Trump arrives at Walter Reed, releases video update

Trump: "I think I'm doing very well"
Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 19:06:37-04

President Donald Trump arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening after testing positive for COVID-19 and released a video statement saying, "I think I'm doing very well."

The president was brought to the hospital Friday on Marine One after announcing shortly after midnight on Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In the video statement, the president thanked everyone for the tremendous support and said, "I think I'm doing very well, but we are going to make sure that things work out." He also added that First Lady Melania Trump is "doing very well."

According to the Associated Press, the visit to Walter Reed is "precautionary," and President Trump will work from the hospital's presidential suite, which is equipped to allow him to continue his official duties.

White House officials confirm that the president is experiencing mild symptoms, and his personal physician said that he had received an experimental antibody cocktail.

WATCH: President Trump brought to Walter Reed Medical Center aboard Marine One

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