The President is now back working at the Oval Office in less than a week since testing positive for Coronavirus.
On Wednesday afternoon, President Trump was able to return to the Oval Office. To announce his return, the President released a video where he can be seen declaring himself cured of the Coronavirus after spending four days in Walter Reed Medical Center. He thanked the incredible doctors who took care of him and acknowledged how the country is full of incredible medical professionals and front liners.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT! pic.twitter.com/uhLIcknAjT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
In addition to this statement, President Trump talked about the medicine that was administered to him called Regeneron. He said after they gave him that medicine, among all other medications administered to him, he felt good immediately.
The President also stated how he would have these medicines available for COVID-19 patients and make it available for free. To quote, he said, “I want to get you what I got, and I’m going to make it free.”
During the video, the President also called his experience as a “blessing from God” and that it was his suggestion that they administer to him the experimental drug cocktail that he was treated with. He ended the video by saying that his experience was a blessing in disguise and saying, “Good luck.”
Joe Biden’s Reaction To President Trump’s Recent Video
Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, was asked what he can say with the President’s “blessing” comment. Biden responded that he thinks it is a tragedy that the President deals with Coronavirus as too lightly like it is something that people should not be worried about. He further gave the number of people who have died from the virus in America and said that the President’s demeanor is a “travesty.”
Regeneron Antibody Cocktail
A source told NBC News that it is quite impossible to say whether it was the Regeneron or the combination of all the medicines that President Trump was administered with which made him feel good.
In relation to the statement that the President gave to the public, Regeneron said that it would have 50,000 doses soon, and there will be 300,000 more in the next few months.
President Back In The Oval Office
The President had gone to the Oval Office to attend a briefing on Hurricane Delta and the stimulus talks. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and social media director Dan Scavino said that they were the only White House staffers who were with the President in the Oval.
Afterward, Meadows told reporters that he and Scavino both wore personal protective equipment inside the Oval Office. He further stated that they just briefed the President about the Hurricane Delta, and then afterward, they talked to Governor Abbott of Texas and Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards.
Earlier on Wednesday, Meadows said that the President wanted to go to the Oval Office. The White House chief of staff made it clear that they have safety protocols if the President decides to go to the Oval office.
In the past week, the White House has been hit hard by the virus as various staffers, including top aides Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks, tested positive for COVID-19, the same with press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Before the President posted a video on October 7, he had not been seen publicly since Monday night when he returned to the White House from Walter Reed Hospital.
Dr. Conley, the President’s physician, wrote, “His physical exam and vital signs, including oxygen saturation and respiratory rate, all remain stable and in a normal range. He’s now been fever-free for more than four days, symptom-free for over 24 hours, and has not needed nor received any supplemental oxygen since initial hospitalization.”