PRAYER ALERT – Latest: President Returns to the White House

UPDATE: 8:30 PM EDT 10/5

President Trump praised Walter Reed for caring for him during his stay, “What a group of people.”

In a video announcement following his arrival back at the White House, President Trump said of Walter Read Medical Center, “It’s really something very special: The doctors, the nurses, the first responders. And I learned so much about coronavirus.”

He encouraged Americans to not be ruled by fear during this time and added, “You’re gonna beat it. We have the best medical equipment. We have the best medicines.” He continued by sharing that the FDA is working to get new medical treatments approved and that “the vaccines are coming momentarily.”

UPDATE: 7:00 PM EDT 10/5

President Donald Trump departed from Walter Reed Medical Center to Marine One just after 6:30 PM EST. Before boarding, he spoke to reporters saying, “Thank you very much everybody.”

He arrived at the White House shortly before 7:00 PM.

UPDATE: 4:00 PM EDT 10/5

Dr. Sean Conley confirmed that the president would be returning to the Whtie House, “Over the past 24 hours, the president has continued to improve. He’s met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria”

“Though he may not be entirely out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all his evaluations, and most importantly, his clinical status support his return home where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care 24/7,” he continued.

In regard to taking necessary precautions at the White House, Dr. Conley added, “We’re looking at where he’s going to be able to carry out his duties, office space, and I’ll just say that it’s in line with everything we’ve been doing upstairs for the last several days.” 


UPDATE: 2:45 PM EDT 10/5

President Donald Trump announced, “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!” He added, “I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

UPDATE: 12:00 PM EDT 10/5

Senator Lindsey Graham said following a call with President Trump, “He sounds terrific — very engaged and ready to get back to work! He’s also very excited about Judge Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed to the Supreme Court and focused on a good deal to help stimulate the economy.”

Around that same time, First Lady Melania Trump thanked American’s for their prayers and support and gave an update that she will continue to remain at the White House in quarantine while recovering

UPDATE: 10:00 AM EDT 10/5

On Monday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the decision to discharge President Trump from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be made later today. The decision will be made in collaboration between Trump and his doctors.

He added, “We are still optimistic that based on his unbelievable progress and how strong he’s been in terms of his fight against this Covid-19 disease, that he will be released, but that decision won’t be made until later today.”

Sunday, October 4th

UPDATE: 6:00 PM EDT 10/4

“President Trump took a short, last-minute motorcade ride to wave to his supporters outside and has now returned to the Presidential Suite inside Walter Reed,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deer said.

UPDATE: 5:30 PM EDT 10/4

President Trump released a video update stating that his experiences with the virus gave him a deeper understanding of COVID-19. “I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school.” He added that working so closely with the team at Walter Reed has been an interesting journey and he promised to share more as time progresses.

UPDATE: 4:00 PM EDT 10/4

On Sunday afternoon, President Trump thanked those who gathered outside Walter Reed to wave signs, pray, and show their support for him and the first family during this time.

UPDATE: 11:00 AM EDT 10/4

During the morning press briefing on the condition of the president, Dr. Brian Garibaldi of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a member of the president’s medical team said, that the president was doing well and that he continued to improve, “He’s been up and around. Our plan for today is to have him eat and drink and be up out of bed as much as possible to be mobile, and if he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow, to the White House where he can continue his treatment course.”

Senior Adviser Steve Cortes said as well, “President Trump is upbeat and assertive as ever”


Saturday, October 3rd

UPDATE: 10:00 PM EDT 10/3

White House Physician to the President Dr. Sean Conley released the Saturday evening update regarding President Trump’s health. He said that the president is still fever free and has been able to conduct presidential business and that the president is “up and moving about the medical suite without difficulty.”

Dr. Conley added, “While not yet out of the woods, the team remains cautiously optimistic.”

UPDATE: 7:00 PM EDT 10/3

President Donald Trump released up update on his condition from Walter Reed.


UPDATE: 5:00 PM EDT 10/3

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel gave an update on the president following a phone call where they discussed a variety of issues. “He sounds well and says he’s feeling good. We talked about the people’s business — fighting the pandemic, confirming Judge Barrett, and strengthening the economy for American families. Let’s keep our President & First Lady in our prayers,” Senator McConnell said.

UPDATE: 1:45 PM EDT 10/3

At a Saturday morning press conference, Trump’s medical team at Walter Reed said the president is fever-free and that they are “extremely happy” with the progress the president has made.

In addition, White House Physician Dr. Sean Conley said, “It’s important to note the president has been fever-free for over 24 hours. We remain cautiously optimistic. But he’s doing great.”

President Trump spoke out on Twitter and praised the medical staff for their hard work.


Friday, October 2nd

UPDATE: 6:45 PM EDT 10/2

Following testing positive for COVID-19, President Donald Trump left the White House on Friday en route to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Before boarding Marine One, the president made an announcement saying, “I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed hospital. I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much, I appreciate it. I will never forget it. Thank you.”

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement, “President Trump remains in good spirts, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day. Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady.”


White House physician Sean P. Conley added, “As of this afternoon the President remains fatigued but in good spirits. He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the President and First Lady in regards to next best steps.”


Early Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19. They are both well and will remain at the White House under quarantine and be monitored by the White House medical staff.

The president had already planned to follow quarantine protocols after finding out that Hope Hicks, an aide to the president, had tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Hicks traveled with President Trump as recently as Wednesday. A daily testing regimen had been set for the president’s senior aides and others close the president and vice president.

White House physician Sean Conley issued a statement and said: “Rest assured I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments.”

All upcoming events and engagements have been cancelled or placed on hold.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the health and safety of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
  • For Dr. Sean Conley and the White House medical team.
  • For Hope Hicks and other aides and staff.

Sources:, NBC News

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