President Donald Trump vowed that he was starting to feel better but that the next two days are critical as he delivered an update on his coronavirus diagnosis from Walter Reed military hospital on Saturday night.
‘I’m starting to feel good’ the president said in a video posted to Twitter as he promised that he was fighting the virus for COVID-19 patients ‘all over the world’.
Trump, 74, added that the treatments he is receiving are ‘miracles from God’ as he said that First Lady Melania Trump’s symptoms were not as severe as his own.
‘We’re both doing well,’ Trump said in the four-minute Twitter video.
‘Melania is really handling it very nicely. As you’ve probably read, she’s slightly younger than me, just a little tiny bit,’ he said of his 50-year-old wife.
‘And therefore, we know the disease, we know the situation with age versus younger people and Melania is handling it statistically like it’s supposed to be handled and that makes me very happy, and it makes the country very happy, but I’m also doing well and I think we’re gonna have a very good result again.’
‘I came here, I wasn’t feeling so well, I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me back. I have to get all the way back because we still have to make America great again,’ Trump said at the start of the video.
‘We’ve been so proud of it but this was something that’s happened and it was something that happened to millions of people all over the world and I’ve been fighting for them, not just in the US, I’m fighting for them all over the world.’
The president added that people ‘criticize me’ for boasting about cures but that the therapeutics he’s taking are ‘like they’re miracles coming down from God so I just want to tell you that I’m starting to feel good’.
‘We’re going to beat the coronavirus or whatever you want to call it and we’re going to beat it soundly,’ he added.
‘I don’t know the next period of a few days, I guess. that’s the real test so we’ll be seeing what happened over those next couple of days.’
On Saturday night, Trump’s personal physician Sean Conley delivered an update on the president’s condition in which he said that he had made ‘substantial progress since diagnosis’.