Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, came out Friday and delivered a much anticipated update on the health of President Trump after he tweeted last night that he and the First Lady tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Meadows, Trump is experiencing “mild symptoms,” but is in “good spirits.”
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“As all of you know the president and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19,” Meadows told reporters at the White House Friday. “They remain in good spirits.”
“The president 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.
Meadows said that the president “continues, not only to be in good spirits, but very energetic.”
Meadows did not provide further details on what kind of symptoms the president was experiencing, nor on any possible treatments he might be taking to help him recover from the illness. Meadows also did not share any further information concerning the symptoms First Lady Melania Trump might be experiencing.
“He is certainly wanting to make sure that we stay engaged,” Meadows stated, adding “it is critically important” for the doctors “to continue to monitor his health and the health of the first lady.”
“They’ll be glad to provide some updates later today as we look at this,” Meadows said, saying the White House does have “a number of contingency plans in place for this.”
Meadows acknowledged that as of now, the president would be staying on the job and that everyone is optimistic he’ll have a speedy recovery.