The president, according to the White House physician, is
taking "zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin,"
in addition to completing an infusion of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody
Trump is being transferred to Walter Reed Military Medical Center
"out of an abundance of caution," the White House said Friday, after
testing positive for COVID-19 and experiencing "mild symptoms."
"President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild
symptoms, and has been working throughout the day," White House Press
Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement Friday.
"Out of an abundance of caution, and at the
recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be
working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few
days," she said. "President Trump appreciates the outpouring of
support for both he and the First Lady."
Prior to moving to Walter Reed, on Friday
afternoon, Dr. Sean P. Conley, the president’s physician, released an
update on the president's condition.
“Following PCR-confirmation of the President’s diagnosis,
as a precautionary measure he received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s
polyclonal antibody cocktail,” a memo released Friday afternoon by Dr. Sean P.
Conley, the president’s physician, stated. "He completed the
infusion without incident.”
"In addition tot he polyclonal antibodies, the
President has been taking zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily
aspirin," Conley said.
Conley added that "as of this afternoon, the
President remains fatigued but in good spirts."
"He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and
together we’ll be making recommendations to the President and First Lady in
regards to next best steps," Conley said.
Conley added that the first lady "remains
well with only a mild cough and headache, and the remainder of the First
Family are well and tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 today."
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters at
the White House Friday that the president and first lady "remain in good
does have mild symptoms, and as we look to try to make sure that not only his
health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of
the American people,” Meadows continued, adding that he is not only "in
good spirits, but very energetic.”
Meadows, though, did not elaborate on the types of
symptoms the president was experiencing, or any potential treatments the
president’s medical team was reviewing.
The first lady, on Friday, tweeted, thanking for
"the love you are sending our way," while confirming
she, too, is experiencing symptoms.
"I have mild symptoms but overall feeling
good," the first lady tweeted. "I am looking forward to a speedy
The president announced his positive COVID-19 test
results just before 1:00 a.m. Friday.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,”
the president tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process
He added: “We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Conley, the president’s physician, also confirmed
Trump and the first lady’s positive COVID-19 tests.
“This evening I received confirmation that both President
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-coV-2-
virus,” Conley said. “The President and First Lady are both well at this time,
and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their
“The White House medical team and I will maintain a
vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s
greatest medical professionals and institutions,” he continued.
He added: “Rest assured I expected the President to continue
carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep
you updated on any future developments.”
Friday morning Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden
said that he and his wife Dr. Jill Biden tested negative for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence early Friday offered prayers for the president and first lady. A spokesman said Pence and his wife tested negative Friday morning.
"Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear
friends President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump," Pence
tweeted. "We join millions across America praying for their full and swift
recovery. God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady
A White House official told Fox News on Friday that most
West Wing officials and staff who are in close proximity to the president
are tested for COVID-19 daily.
Another White House official told Fox News that White
House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tested negative for COVID-19 in his most
recent test. That test, according to the official, was conducted as part of
Meanwhile, Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett,
who has met with 32 senators on Capitol Hill this week as she prepares for
Senate Judiciary Committee hearings set to begin on Oct. 12, has tested
negative for the coronavirus as well, according to the White House. The White House
says that she last had contact with Trump on Saturday when he announced her
Supreme Court nomination.
The president and first lady’s positive coronavirus tests
came just hours after news surfaced that senior White House adviser Hope Hicks
tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump participated in the first presidential debate
against Biden on Tuesday, before he or Hicks began showing symptoms
or tested positive for the virus.
According to a source familiar, Hicks -- who has been
traveling with the president this week -- began showing symptoms of
coronavirus Wednesday night, either during or after Trump's Duluth campaign
event. She was quarantined aboard Air Force One on the way back and tested
positive on Thursday morning, the source said.
The fact Hicks tested positive on Thursday morning means
that her diagnosis was known to the White House when Trump went to
Bedminster, N.J., on Thursday.
"Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without
even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19," Trump
tweeted late Thursday. "Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our
test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!"
In a statement, White House spokesman Judd Deere said the
president “takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in
support of him and the American people very seriously.”
“White House Operations collaborates with the Physician
to the President and the White House Military Office to ensure all plans and
procedures incorporate current CDC guidelines and best practices for limiting
COVID-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible both on complex and when the
President is traveling,” Deere said.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted that
"the strength of the entire country is with
President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS."
"America stands united. Our country stands
strong," McEnany tweeted. "Your President will continue to put the
Sources told Fox News that the internal White House group, called the "Continuity of Government Operations Team," is currently working to prevent a mass outbreak of the coronavirus among White House staff and relocate staff to multiple locations to contain exposure.
Meanwhile, officials around the globe offered their
prayers to the president and first lady, including World Health
Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
"My best wishes to President @realDonaldTrump
and @FLOTUS for a full and speedy recovery," he tweeted on Friday
Chancellor Angela Merkel also sent her best wishes
to the president and first lady, according to a tweet by Steffen Seibert,
a government spokesman for Germany.
Fox News' Tyler Olson, John Roberts, Peter
Doocy, Gillian Turner, and Pat Ward contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.
Follow her on Twitter at @BrookeSingman.