Timeline of Trump's medical treatment for COVID-19
Going to begin tonight with that extraordinary moment that played out just a short time ago president trump has left Walter Reed Medical Center after being taken there Friday night he has now returned to the White House tonight where he continues to battle corona virus this was the scene. Moments ago in Bethesda Maryland the president walking down the steps six, thirty, eight PM, eastern wearing a mask something we did not see him often do before being diagnosed at times he did. But now wearing that mask as he waved to the cameras, a thumbs up to the cameras you heard him say at one point. Thank you very much. He did not take any questions. Then the extraordinary moment the motorcade driving him to Marine One. Obviously, we have never seen this before this country deals with the pandemic marine one waiting for him as the president. Now for coronavirus to experimental treatments at Walter Reed also a powerful steroid supplemental oxygen, and then that Short flight on marine one that took him across from pathetic Maryland back to Washington D. C. to the White House where they will pay close watch doctors acknowledging today that they will be on guard at least through. Next weekend given. The course of this earlier today is medical team coming before the cameras they treated the president aggressively with variety of medications as I mentioned some experimental along with powerful steroid and the president's Dr confirming that the president did receive that oxygen twice testing positive for covert the president's doctors saying late today, he may not be entirely out of the woods yet. In fact, the doctor said we won't know for several days from now truly how the president is faring given the normal. Course of the virus that we have seen millions of Americans fight tonight the president back at the white. House at this hour and this evening, the number growing at least eighteen people now connected to the president of tested positive eleven of them at that. Rose Garden event including introducing judge. Amy. Coney. Barrett, not have corona virus from this but several people who were at the Rose Garden have come down with it among them. Top aide whole picks, Kellyanne Conway Governor. Chris. Christie three. Senators just. Today we learn more. We learn the press secretary Kalia Canadian to members of her staff in the West Wing have now tested positive the president tweeting today about leaving Walter Reed telling the American people don't be afraid of Covid, don't let it dominate your life it true outrage from many who point out this country just today hit two, hundred, ten, thousand lives lost, and at the president received the best healthcare in the world. Those experimental treatments many upset with him saying don't be afraid of COVID. We begin with our chief. White House correspondent. Jonathan Karl tonight with the breaking. News. After receiving some of the most advanced medical care in the world for three nights including experimental treatments usually reserved for the most serious covert cases. President Trump tweeted today that he is heading back to the White House, telling Americans don't be afraid of Covid don't let it dominate your life. He added I feel better than I did twenty years ago. Presidents. Doctor says he gave the all clear to go home though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet. The team I agree that all our evaluations and most importantly his clinical status support the president's safe return home. We're he'll be surrounded by World Class Medical Care Twenty, four seven. So how is the president really doing? It's been nearly impossible to discern amidst a series of false or conflicting statements from the White House and the president's physician Dr Shawn Conley over the past four days. Once again, today Dr Conley refused to answer basic questions about the President's health inflammation long at all. So we we've done routine standard imaging. I'm just not at liberty discuss on Saturday, Dr Conley insisted the president was doing justifying this morning. The president is doing very well the team and I are extremely happy with the progress. The president has made he falsely told reporters the president had been given oxygen one. In fact, he had been given it twice yesterday today he was not on oxygen none of this moment and yesterday with the team while we were all here, he was not on oxygen minutes after that briefing ended White House. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows pulled reporters off to the side. With, of young, getaway. Meadows then directly contradicted the doctor saying quote, the President's vitals over the last twenty four hours were very concerning and the next forty eight hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery. Sunday as meadows looked on his head in his hands Dr Conley admitted he had not told the truth about whether the president had been given oxygen. He acknowledged he was putting a positive spin on everything to please the patient I was trying to reflect the the the upbeat attitude that the. Team the President of course of illness had Didn't want to give any Any information might steer the course of illness in another direction and in doing. So you know came off that we trying to hide something twas necessarily true. And so have. Over the course of his hospitalization, the president staged a series of photo ops designed to project strength and to prove he was still on the job. In this photo, the president appears to be signing his name to a blank piece of paper. Yesterday the president had the secret service, drive him outside the hospital. So he could wave to the cameras and to his supporters possibly exposing the agents riding along with him to the virus the move outraged Dr, James Phillips and attending doctorate Walter Reed, who tweeted all those agents must now quarantine adding they might get sick they might die for political theater commanded by trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity Dr Phillips appeared today on. I don't know what the benefits of this political stunt were but I do know what the risks were and my concern is perhaps the secret service agents that were inside. Don't know the full risk of what they were up against there and what the real threats were. Tonight, the President returns to a White House thrown into chaos by Kobe one, thousand, nine, hundred each day more staffers getting sick today press secretary Kelly mcenaney announced. She to as tested positive for the virus for day, she has been speaking to Reporters without wearing a mask even though she has had extensive contact with both the president and with hope Hicks who tested positive last Thursday to of Macanese aides in the white. House. Press Office have also tested positive in total eighteen people who were around the White House and president trump now have covert one, thousand, nine, hundred eleven of them attended the. Garden ceremony where the President announced his Supreme Court pick others including Hicks former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and trump campaign manager bill Stepien attended a debate prep meeting. At the White House the President's daughter Ivanka trump has tested negative at the debate. In Cleveland, she didn't wear a mask over the weekend she was recorded by the Daily Mail jogging with her husband Jared Kushner in their Washington neighborhood both now wearing face coverings multiple sources. Tell ABC News. There is now what one person close to the president called a full blown freak out among the White House staff New York Times reporter. Michael share who tested positive after flying on. Air Force One a week ago Saturday says, no one has reached out to him to trace his possible contacts nobody from the white. House has said Abu and asked anything about where I was or who I, who I talked to or. Who Else I might infect it. They're also serious questions about why the president traveled to a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday after learning hope Hicks had the virus New Jersey officials are now tracing the contacts of more than two hundred people who were there with the president sources tell ABC. News. The president tested positive shortly after he returned from that trip but hours later he told Sean Hannity he was still waiting on results so. I just went for a test and we'll see what happens I mean who knows today his Dr refused to say when the president last tested negative for the virus? I. I don't WanNa go backwards s for the president seven months into a crisis that has unfolded on his watch. He now says personal experience has taught him a lot about a disease that has killed more than two hundred and ten thousand Americans it's been very interesting journey I learned a lot about Kovin. I learned it by really going to school this is the real school. This isn't the let's read the book school and I get it I understand it and it's Very, interesting thing, and I'm going to be letting you know about it.