Trump says he will be discharged from Walter Reed, return to White House Monday evening

President Trump said he will be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday evening and will return to the White House.

“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M,” Trump tweeted. “Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

Trump’s comments come just before White House physician Dr. Sean Conley is set to brief the press on the president’s health at 3 p.m.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Monday morning said he was “optimistic” that the president would be discharged from Walter Reed by Monday afternoon.

“Spoke to the president this morning,” Meadows said. “He continued to improve overnight and is ready to get back to a normal working schedule.”

MEADOWS STILL ‘OPTIMISTIC’ TRUMP COULD BE DISCHARGED FROM WALTER REED MONDAY AFTERNOON

He added that the president “will meet with his doctors and nurses this morning to make further assessments of his progress.”

Meadows added, “We are still optimistic that he will be able to return to the White House later today, with his medical professionals making that determination later today.”

The president was admitted to Walter Reed on Friday evening after experiencing what the White House, at the time, described as “mild symptoms.”

The president, upon being admitted to Walter Reed, had a fever, and according to a senior White House official, there was “real concern” about his “vitals.”

The president also has faced health scares throughout his battle with COVID-19, including two instances in which his blood oxygen level dropped suddenly. Doctors treated the president with a dose of the steroid dexamethasone in response.

A normal blood oxygen reading is between 95 and 100. Conley said that Trump had a “high fever” and a blood oxygen level below 94% on Friday and during “another episode” on Saturday.

But on Saturday, Conley said the president’s cardiac, kidney and liver functions were normal, and that the president was not on oxygen and was not having any difficulty breathing or walking.

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Conley said over the weekend that the president had received an antibody cocktail, as well as zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin. He also said Trump was taking a five-day course of Remdesivir.

Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive for COVID-19, tweeted Monday, saying she is “feeling good.”

“My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support!” she tweeted Monday. “I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home.

“Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus,” the first lady added.

Also on Monday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

“After testing negative consistently, including

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The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, “A lot of angst and fear.” It forced thousands of businesses and non-profits alike all across Connecticut to temporarily shut down. Something that was not put on hold was food insecurity.

“A lot of uncertainty,” said Steve Werlin, Executive Director of The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. “Fairly early on in the spring, we actually saw our numbers rise very dramatically.”

The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven and Executive Director Steve Werlin, recognized that the need to help was more important than ever.

“Our mission is to work with the people who are most in need in New Haven so we never really considered shutting down altogether. Life is difficult for them. Life was difficult before covid and life is even more difficult during covid.”

DESK jumped into action and appropriately adjusted the way they serve the city. Rain or shine, tents and tables full of food were set up on site.

“We painted socially distanced footprints.” Said Steve Werlin, Executive Director of The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Volunteers serve as many as 150 people every night.

“We had a moral obligation to continue to stay open.” Said Steve Werlin, Executive Director of The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

It’s an organization full of staff and volunteers. Warriors who, amid a pandemic, chose to show up and serve.

“Everyone here is very committed to the mission they understand why what they’re doing is important they understand the need to provide this service to those in need in the community,” said Steve.

On top of their nightly dinners, DESK also has a grocery delivery service and weekly food pantry. Their concern however, is how they will be able to continue to serve outside in the cold.

For more information head to deskct.org.

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