Donald Trump, 74, arrived at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, United States on October 2, 2020. The fatigued, feverish and clinically obese septuagenarian is expected to stay there for the next few days.
A helicopter whisked Trump from the White House in Washington, D.C., USA to the hospital in Bethesda. He was wearing a dark face mask and a navy blue suit, which he paired with a blue silk necktie.
The hospital has a presidential suite where Trump can continue his official duties as the 45th U.S. president. Seeking reelection, he is running with Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, 61, against their respective Democratic opponents Joe Biden, 77, and Kamala Harris, 55.
In the afternoon on October 1, 2020, Trump was at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, New Jersey, USA for a fundraiser. The part of the event for the attendees who paid $250,000 was held indoors.
“Bedminster anticipates full cooperation from the Trump Organization and from all those who attended the event,” WNBC quoted Bedminster mayor Lawrence “Larry” F. Jacobs as saying. “The information disclosed during contact tracing remains confidential. Bedminster Township wishes the President and the First Lady and all who are affected with COVID-19 a full and speedy recovery.”
On October 2, 2020, Trump took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife Melania Trump, 50, tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election will be on November 3, 2020.
Also on October 2, 2020, Pence tested negative for COVID-19. Both Biden and Harris have tested negative for the virus, as well.
“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,” CNN quoted White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as saying. “President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady.”