President takes TV medical exam…
PRESIDENT Donald Trump admitted on Friday that he “didn’t feel like the president” and was “weak” after coming down with Covid as he took a TV medical exam.
Trump appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight shortly after 8pm and underwent a medical evaluation and interview by Dr. Marc Siegel to prove his health.
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The appearance marked Trump’s first on-camera interview since he announced his positive coronavirus test last week.
When asked about the most prominent symptoms he had at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last Friday, Trump said he “didn’t feel very strong.”
“I didn’t feel very vital, I didn’t feel like the president of the US should feel,” the president added.
Despite his weakness, Trump insisted he “didn’t have a problem with breathing – which a lot of people seemed to have.”
“I had none of that,” the president stated.
He also revealed he didn’t know his latest coronavirus test results.
Trump explained: “I have been retested – and I haven’t even found out numbers or anything yet, but I’ve been retested – and I know I’m at either the bottom of the scale or free.”
He said “they test every couple of days” and he guessed he would be tested on Saturday.
Siegel also noted how his “patients never listen” to him and asked Trump if he tried to negotiate with the doctors.
Trump replied: “I did negotiate – but ultimately, I have a lot of respect for these doctors.
“They’re really the best doctors, I think, in the world… I really needed to listen.”
Trump was on camera at the White House while Siegel, 64, was in New York speaking to Trump via a remote.
During the interview, Trump confirmed he took a drug called Regeneron.
“I took a certain medicine that was very miraculous to me – and I really don’t think it’s just in the head,” he explained.
Regeneron is a cocktail of medications said to boost the immune system that was given to the president after his coronavirus diagnosis.
Referring to when he took the medicine, Trump said: “I just felt very good.
“You would have sort of a sore throat, but I felt really very good after taking this for a period of time.
“It’s a transfusion, not a shot. I’d like to send it to everybody. We’re going to send it to everybody free of charge.”
He recounted being in the hospital for three-and-a-half days.
“I stayed for the time that they needed me. Right now, I’m medication free – as of probably eight hours ago – which frankly makes me feel good,” the president said.
Siegel, who has compared Covid to the flu and said there is “no science” behind the call to wear masks, is a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine.
He is also a provider at NYU’s Langone Health, an academic medical center.
On Thursday, Dr. Sean Conley, who is treating the president, said Trump responded extremely well to treatment for Covid-19 and said he will be able to return to public engagements on Saturday.
In an interview with Fox Business Thursday morning, the clinically obese 74-year-old president said he beat Covid and he’s “back.”
“I’m back because I am a perfect physical specimen and I’m extremely young. And so I’m lucky in that way.”
The interview comes as Trump repeatedly stated how healthy he feels after contacting the virus, with doctors describing him as a “perfect patient.”
Later that day, Trump told Fox’s Sean Hannity that he wanted to hold a rally in Florida on Saturday and another one in Pennsylvania on Sunday, claiming he is virtually “virus-free.”
“If we can have enough time to put it together, we want to do a rally probably in Florida on Saturday night, and might come back and do one in Pennsylvania the following night,” Trump said.
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Meanwhile, Trump told the network that he had not tested negative for coronavirus since his positive result last week, adding that there was “no reason to test all the time” and said he will “probably” be tested tomorrow.
“They found very little infection or virus,” Trump told the network.
Throughout his 30-minute interview, Trump was heard coughing and at one point appeared to mute his phone line.
Published at Sat, 10 Oct 2020 10:31:36 +0000