The Commander in Chief released a video message on Twitter, the day after arriving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, to give an update on his and First Lady Melania Trump’s health.
The president in his video message, addressed the nation at desk in the presidential suite at Water Reed, wearing a navy blue jacket, accompanied by an American flag pin. Behind him stood an American flag and a flag of the President of the United States.
President Donald Trump began by “thanking all of the incredible medical professionals, the doctors, the nurses, everybody” at Walter Reed Medical Center, adding, “I think it’s the finest in the world”.
“I came here– wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be back because we still have to make America great again. We’ve done an awfully good job of that, but we still have steps to go,” the president said. “We have to finish that job.”
“I’ll be back– I think I’ll be back soon,” he assured the American people. “I look forward to finishing up the campaign the way it was started and the way we’ve been doing– the kind of numbers we’ve been doing. I’ve been so proud of it.”
President Trump said that the coronavirus has “happened to millions of people all over the world” and said that he is “fighting for them, not just in the U.S., I’m fighting for them all over the world.” Continued Below
“We’re gonna beat this coronavirus or whatever you want to call it, and we’re gonna beat it soundly,” President Trump said.
The Commander in Chief said that he is taking some of the therapeutics to help fight the coronavirus, noting that “others are coming out soon that are looking like miracles”, adding, “If you want to know the truth they are miracles. People criticize me when I say that, but we have things happening that look like they are miracles coming down from God.”
“I just want to tell you that I’m starting to feel good. You don’t know over the next period of few days. I guess that’s the real test,” President Trump stated. “But we’ll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days.” Video Below
President Trump’s full remarks:
President Trump also said that he “wants to be so thankful for all the support that I’ve seen”, clarifying, “Whether it’s on television, or reading about it. I most of all appreciate what’s been said by the American people, by almost a bipartisan consensus of American people– beautiful thing to see. I very much appreciate it, and I won’t forget it, promise you that.”
“I also want to thank the leaders of the world who are– their condolences– they know what we’re going through. They know … as your leader, what I have to go through,” he continued. Continued Below
“But I had no choice, because I just didn’t want to stay in the White House. I was given that alternative,” he admitted. “Stay in the White House, lock yourself in, and don’t ever leave, don’t even go to the Oval Office. Just stay upstairs and enjoy it. Don’t see people, don’t talk to people, and just be done with it, and I can’t do that. I had to be out front. This is America, this is the United States. This is the greatest country in the world. This is the most powerful country in the world. I can’t be locked up in a room upstairs and totally safe and just say, ‘Hey, whatever happens, happens.’ I can’t do that.”
The Commander in Chief said that we have to “confront problems” and as a leader “you have to confront problems”, adding, “There’s never been a great leader who would’ve done that”.
“So that’s where it is. I’m doing well. I want to thank everybody. Our First Lady is doing very well, Melania. [She] asked me to say something as to the respect that she has for our country, the love that she has for our country. And we’re both doing well. Melania is really handling it very nicely. As you’ve probably read, she’s slightly younger than me, just a little tiny bit. And therefore, we know the disease, we know the situation with age versus younger people, and Melania is handling it statistically like it’s supposed to be handled. That makes me very happy, and that makes the country very happy,” the president expressed.
“But I’m also doing well, and I think we’re gonna have a very good result. Again, over the next few days, we’re probably gonna know for sure. So I just want to thank everybody out there, everybody, all over the world, specially the Untied States. The outpouring of love has been incredible. I will never forget. Thank you very much,” the Commander in Chief concluded.