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‘I feel much better now’: Trump gives video update as questions arise

By Tim Darnell – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kelcie Willis – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


President Donald Trump, who tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday, started a multi-day stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. 

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:

8:36 p.m.: Citing three unnamed Republicans close to the White House, Vanity Fair reported Trump had a 103-degree Fahrenheit fever and was given oxygen. Two unnamed sources told the publication he had heart palpitations Friday night, which could be a side effect of the experimental antibody cocktail he was given by his physician.

7 p.m.: In a video tweeted Saturday evening, President Trump once again thanked staff at Walter Reed and gave an update on his health.

In a 4-minute message, Trump ranges from saying he will beat the coronavirus to acknowledging “largely bipartisan” support for him amid his diagnosis.

“I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now,” he said. “We’re working hard to get me all the way back.”