Trump ‘Recovering Quite Rapidly’ as He Continues Working: White House Officials

October 7, 2020 Updated: October 7, 2020

President Donald Trump’s health is improving from COVID-19 as he continues working following his discharge back to the White House, officials said Wednesday.

Trump is “recovering quite rapidly,” Larry Kudlow, director of the United States National Economic Council, said during a virtual appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box. “He’s getting a lot better. He’s much stronger.”

“The president continues to work, he’s in very good health. We’re pleased with his progress,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows added to reporters in Washington.

Trump tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, on Oct. 1. The next day, he was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

Trump was discharged from the center on Monday after he met or exceeded all discharge criteria, according to his doctor, Sean Conley.

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President Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Conley’s last update, a written statement on Tuesday, said the president had a “restful first night at home” and was showing no symptoms of the new disease.

Meadows said he spoke with Conley late Tuesday and had another discussion with him planned for Wednesday morning.

Kudlow said the president spent some time in the Oval Office on Tuesday but Meadows told reporters that Kudlow misspoke.

“He wanted to go to the Oval yesterday,” Meadows said.

“If he decides to go to the Oval, we’ve got safety protocols there that are, not only from a PPE standpoint, but from a ventilation standpoint, that we can work from that end as well.”

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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows talks to reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Oct. 3, 2020. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters)

PPE stands for personal protective equipment. It refers to masks, gloves, and other related items.

Anyone who has direct interaction with Trump is wearing full PPE, according to Meadows.

The traffic in the Oval Office is limited and additional precautions are in place on top of wearing masks, Kudlow said.

A number of White House staffers are working from home because they tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who has, including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and senior adviser Stephen Miller.

But that doesn’t mean the government is crippled, said Kudlow, who continues to test negative.

“We can still get the job done,” he said.

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