President Donald Trump, wearing a mask, walked from the White House to a helicopter on Friday that will carry him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The president said nothing to waiting reporters.
According to news reports, he has begun receiving Remdesivir, the anti-viral drug, his doctor announced Friday night.
In a memo shared by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, White House physician Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley wrote Trump is doing “very well.”
The memo reads:
I release the following information with the permission of President Donald J. Trump.
This afternoon, in consultation with specialists from Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins University, I recommended movement of the President up to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for further monitoring. This evening I am happy to report that the President is doing very well. He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists we have elected to initiate Remdesivir therapy. He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.