First Lady Melania Trump said she’s “feeling good” and will rest in the White House while her husband, President Donald Trump, has been staying at Walter Reed hospital after both tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
“My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home,” Melania Trump wrote. “Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.”
President Trump made a last-minute surprise visit to his supporters outside Walter Reed in Maryland, briefly leaving the hospital in a car to thank the supporters. He wore a face mask during the encounter on the evening of Oct. 4.
“I really appreciate all of the fans and supporters outside of the hospital. The fact is, they really love our Country and are seeing how we are MAKING IT GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!” he wrote on Twitter.
My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 5, 2020
Over the weekend, Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told news outlets that the first lady is doing well in her residence and stayed in contact with the president by phone. Their 14-year-old son, Barron, tested negative for the virus.
“All precautions are being taken to ensure he’s kept safe and healthy,” Grisham told news outlets about Barron.
Meanwhile, doctors will decide on Oct. 5 whether to discharge Trump from the hospital, said chief of staff Mark Meadows Oct. 5.
“That determination has not been made yet. Obviously, he continued to improve overnight and his health continues to improve,” Meadows said on “Fox & Friends.”
“The doctors will actually have an evaluation sometime late morning and then the president, in consultation with the doctors, will make a decision on whether to discharge him later today,” he added. “We’re still optimistic that based on his unbelievable progress and how strong he’s been in terms of his fight against this COVID-19 disease that he will be released, but that decision will not be made until later today.”
Trump, on Twitter, wrote about a dozen times on Monday morning that supporters should go out and vote for him and touted administration accomplishments.