US President Donald Trump, who was transferred to hospital after confirming his infection with Covid-19, announced in a video clip posted on Twitter on Saturday evening that he feels “much better”, promising to “return soon.”
“I came here. I was not feeling well,” said Trump, 74, who is being treated at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, suburb of Washington, after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.”I feel a lot better now, we are working hard to recover completely. I think I will be back soon and I look forward to ending the (election) campaign the way I started it.”
But a source familiar with Trump’s health condition earlier in the day gave a less positive assessment of the US president’s condition.
“The president’s vital functions during the past 24 hours were very worrisome, and the next 48 hours will be crucial to the level of care provided to him. We are not yet on a clear path towards a full recovery,” the source, who requested anonymity, told reporters.
The video Trump posted is undated and was apparently filmed in hospital. But it is not known if he was filmed before or after these details regarding the US president’s health.
“I had no choice. I simply didn’t want to stay in the White House,” Trump said in the video clip apparently filmed from his medical ward at Walter Reed.
And he added, “I had to go out (…) I could not stay locked up in a room on the upper floor and completely safe.” “As a leader, you have to face problems,” he said.
Trump considered that the next few days will constitute a “real test” for his resilience while combating the new Corona virus in the hospital.
“I started to feel better,” he said, pointing out that the next few days will be the “real test, so we’ll see what will happen during these next two days.”