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In First Video From Hospital, Trump Says He Feels ‘Much Better,’ But Next Few Days Will Be ‘The Real Test’

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Topline

President Donald Trump said in a video Saturday from Walter Reed Medical Center he is feeling “much better now,” after White House officials gave conflicting accounts about his condition throughout the day.

Trump Departs White House For Walter Reed Medical Center After COVID-19 Diagnosis

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center … [+] on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Key Facts

In the video posted on his Twitter account, Trump said: “I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back.”

He added that his doctors will be monitoring him over the next few days, which will be “the real test, so we’ll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days.”

Key Background

 Officials gave confusing and contradictory information about Trump’s condition Saturday. White House physician Sean Conley said at a press conference Saturday that Trump was “doing great.” But then moments later Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters that Trump’s vitals were “very concerning” and there was “no clear path to a full recovery.” Meadows then flip-flopped hours later, saying Trump is “doing very well,” further adding to the confusion.

This is a developing story.

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