President Trump to Leave Walter Reed, Return to White House
President Donald Trump will return to the White House after spending four days at Walter Reed National Medical Center for coronavirus treatment.
The president says he will leave Walter Reed National Medical Center around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Meanwhile, another top white house aide has tested positive for the virus, which is ravaging the west wing.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the latest high profile official in President Trump’s immediate circle to test positive for COVID-19.
An unmasked McEnany spoke with journalists this weekend, and now the White House is urging members of the media to get tested.
But questions remain about the president’s condition following his treatments.
The White House is also facing backlash following President Trump’s drive-by on Sunday evening.
Officials say the president’s doctors approved the trip, but health experts say he risked exposing his security detail to the virus.
The president says that he now understands the virus.
The doctors at Walter Reed now acknowledge that President Trump had a high fever and his oxygen levels dropped twice.
He’s been given dexamethasone, a steroid, as well as Remdesivir, an antiviral drug.
Those treatments are typically given to severely ill COVID-19 patients.
CBS News also learned that President Trump was given supplemental oxygen at the White House Friday before boarding for the trip to the hospital.