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BREAKING: Trump arrives at Walter Reed hospital on doctors’ advice

By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution #local-all

President Donald Trump, who tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday, is starting a multi-day stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The president reportedly has not transferred power to Vice President Mike Pence ahead of being admitted.

First lady Melania Trump, who is quarantining, also tested positive for the coronavirus.

The president’s stunning announcement plunged the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the election.

Here are the latest developments:

6:40 p.m.: Trump has been seen arriving at Walter Reed on Marine One Friday evening.

6:17 p.m.: The president was seen walking to toward Marine One ahead of his transfer to Walter Reed, Jim Acosta reported. Trump was seen wearing a mask while boarding.

6:12 p.m.: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly wished the president a full recovery, according to news outlet Yonhap.

6 p.m.: Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was not informed of the president’s transfer to Walter Reed, reporter Jake Sherman tweeted.