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. Siegel to prove his health.
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Trump held his first on-camera interview Friday night, a week after he announced he tested positive for coronavirus[/caption]
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 like the president of the US should feel,” the president added.
The president was on camera at the White House while Siegel, 64, was in New York speaking to Trump via a remote.
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 is responding extremely well to treatment for Covid-19 and said he will likely be able to return to public engagements Saturday.
On Thursday, Trump told Fox Business that he beat Covid and he’s ‘back’[/caption]
The president said wants to hold a rally in Florida on Saturday and one in Pennsylvania on Sunday, claiming he is virtually ‘virus-free’[/caption]
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.
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