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PRESIDENT Donald Trump is being rushed to the Walter Reed medical center out of an “abundance of caution” as he experiences coronavirus symptoms following his diagnosis.

Trump, 74, was seen on Friday night walking across the White House South Lawn to presidential helicopter Marine One for the first time since he confirmed he had the deadly virus.

The White House announced that Trump will spend “the next few days” at the military hospital in Maryland.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said: “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said: “President Trump remains in good spirits, 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.”

Trump is experiencing a fever, chills, some nasal congestion, and is coughing.

White House spokesperson Alyssa Farah said that Trump “is in charge” and has not transferred any power to his second-in-command, Vice President Mike Pence.

The extraordinary turn of events in Washington is throwing the US presidential election – already historic and notable – into chaos.

Late on Thursday, it was confirmed that a top aide to Trump, Hope Hicks, had the virus after days of traveling alongside the president to campaign events.

Around 1am on Friday, Trump tweeted that both he and First Lady Melania both tested positive, adding:

“We will get through this TOGETHER!”

Trump hasn’t tweeted since – which is unusual for the president, who frequently tweets throughout his day, most days.

Following news of his hospitalized, Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s state-run media, reported North Korean Leader Tim Jong Un wished Trump a “speedy recovery.”

Earlier on Friday, White House doctor Sean P Conley said Trump “remains fatigued but in good spirits.”

A new memo released detailed the mix of vitamins and antioxidants the president is taking for coronavirus symptoms.

Conley, in writing the memo to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, wrote of Trump’s health status a day after he tested positive.

“As of this afternoon the President remains fatigued but in good spirits,” Conley wrote.

“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.”

Conley wrote that First Lady Melania Trump was doing mildly better than the president.

“First Lady Melania Trump remains well with only a mild cough and headache.”

“The remainder of the First Family are well and tested negative for” COVID-19, he ended.

Trump’s diagnosis sparked concerns about the president’s height and weight.

The 74-year-old weight 244 pounds in June, according to results from his physical.

The White House doctor at the time deemed Trump to be in good health and said he showed little change in basic health measurements within the last 16 months.

Several people in Trump’s circle have tested positive for the virus, including Hicks, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, and Utah Senator Mike Lee.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, both tested negative on Friday for coronavirus.

Trump allegedly knew that Hicks had the virus before he traveled to New Jersey for a fundraiser on Thursday.

On Friday, Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed Trump knew of his possible COVID-19 exposure before visiting his Bedminster club.

Meadows said the Trump administration was aware of her test results before the president flew to the Garden State on Thursday

“We discovered that right as Marine One was taking off yesterday,” he told reporters. “We actually pulled some of the people that had been traveling and in close contact.”

Hicks and Trump traveled together at least two days this week – including to and from the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday and to a rally in Minnesota the following day.

It is unknown why Trump continued to attend the New Jersey event.

During their debate on Tuesday, Trump made fun of Biden for how often he wears a mask.

Experts say wearing a mask prevents contracting coronavirus.

“I think masks are OK,” Trump said during the debate as he pulled out a mask from his suit jacket pocket.

“I put a mask on, you know, when I think I need it. Tonight is an example, everybody has had a test. I wear a mask when needed. When needed, I wear masks.”

But of Biden, Trump said:

“I don’t wear masks like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask.”

He said Biden “could be speaking 200 feet away” and then “shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”

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