One week after first announcing his positive COVID-19 test result, President Donald Trump touted a full recovery made possible by excellent treatment and healthcare services both at Walter Reed Medical Center and at his residence in the White House.
As he explained in an interview on Friday, he was “medication-free” and feeling fine, as reported by Breitbart.
“I don’t like medication”
Trump provided his on-air self-assessment during an interview with Fox News Channel medical contributor Dr. Marc Seigel.
The interview was promoted as an informal evaluation days after the president returned home from a weekend in the hospital. Taped earlier in the day, the segment aired as part of Tucker Carlson Tonight.
About five minutes into the interview, Trump — participating remotely from the White House lawn — told Seigel that he had taken his last round of treatment about eight hours earlier.
“So, I am medication-free — which, frankly, makes me feel good,” he said. “I don’t like medication.”
Pressed further by the doctor later on in the interview, Trump appeared to leave open the possibility that additional treatments might be necessary.
“Pretty much nothing”
“I think really nothing,” he said upon being asked what sort of medications he was taking to combat the virus. “We’re pretty much finished and now we’ll see how things go. But pretty much nothing.”
Trump went on to say that the “original transfusion” of an antibody treatment he received to fight COVID-19 is supposed to remain active in his system for about four months.
Despite his robust appearance and the fact that he returned to work days after he was discharged from the hospital, some Democrats nevertheless continue to spread rumors that he might be sicker than the White House has already admitted.
A day after alleging that the president is in an “altered state” because of the virus and subsequent treatments, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) introduced legislation on Friday that would rely on the 25th Amendment as a basis to evaluate a president’s fitness to carry out the duties of the office.
With all evidence pointing to a resounding recovery, however, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Trump’s political foes to make such claims.