President Trump is being transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center for a "few days" after his COVID-19 diagnosis, the White House said Friday. The White House physician said earlier Friday that Mr. Trump was feeling "fatigued" and is taking an antibody cocktail.
"President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day," White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said. "Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the first lady."
Mr. Trump stunned the world when he announced early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Their test results came hours after news broke that top adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus.
Vice President Mike Pence, who would take over for Mr. Trump if he was incapacitated or deemed unable to carry out the duties of the presidency, said Friday he had tested negative for the virus. The last time the 25th Amendment, which lays out the line of succession, was invoked, was in 2007 when President George W. Bush was sedated.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who was with Mr. Trump at the debate on Tuesday, said Friday he and his wife had tested negative for the coronavirus.