Trump Says He Didn’t Want to Stay Locked in White House But Will Spend Next Few Days In Military Hospital Suite

President Donald Trump said he didn’t want to be locked up in the White House following his COVID-19 diagnosis, but will now spend the next few days in a special suite at a military hospital.



a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C.


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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

The president arrived at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Friday just a day after news emerged that he had tested positive for the disease.

On Saturday, Trump released a video message from his suite, saying he had “no choice” but to leave the White House.

“I just didn’t want to stay in the White House, I was given that alternative. Stay in the White House, lock yourself in, don’t ever leave. Don’t even go to the Oval Office, just stay upstairs and enjoy it. Don’t see people, don’t talk to people and just be done with it. And i can’t do that, I had to be out front,” he said.

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“This is America, this is the greatest country in the world, this is the most powerful country in the world. I can’t be locked up in a room upstairs and totally safe, and just say, ‘Hey, whatever happens, happens. I can’t do that. As a leader you have to confront problems.”

Trump will now work out of his suite for the next “few days” out of an “abundance of caution,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

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In the video, Trump said he was “doing well” while adding that the “real test” would come in the next few days.

“I came here, wasn’t feeling so well, I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back. I’ll be back, I think I’ll be back soon, and I look forward to finishing up the campaign the way it was started and the way we’ve been doing and the kind of numbers that we’ve been doing.”

Due to his age and weight, the 74-year-old president is in one of the highest risk categories for COVID-19. In the video message, he said his wife Melania Trump—who is 24 years his junior—was “doing very well” after she also tested positive for COVID-19.

“Melania is really handling it very nicely. As you’ve probably read, she’s slightly younger than me—just a little tiny bit—and therefore, just, we know the disease, we know the situation with age versus younger people, and Melania is handling it statistically like it’s supposed to be handled. And that makes me very happy, and it makes the country very happy,” he said.

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Minister doesn’t know whether it’s legal to meet a friend in a pub garden in locked down North East England

A MINISTER caused confusion this morning after she was unable to say if new laws banning people from meeting friends from different households would apply outside.

In a chaotic interview today Gillian Keegan said she didn’t know whether people were still allowed to meet up with others outside from tomorrow, when the locked down North East faces an even tougher crackdown.

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Gillian Keegan today couldn't confirm whether the fines will apply to pub gardens

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Gillian Keegan today couldn’t confirm whether the fines will apply to pub gardens

Parts of the North East of England including Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland will be outlawed from popping around to visit a friend for a cup of tea, or seeing their parents for lunch out in any public setting, Matt Hancock said yesterday.

As The Sun exclusively revealed, it means they will face fines for breaking the rules, and possibly get a criminal record.

But Ms Keegan was today unable to say whether friends could meet up in a pub garden, or other outdoor settings such as a park.

She told Radio 4’s Today programme: “Sorry I can’t answer that question, I don’t represent the North East… I didn’t want to make a mistake”.

The Chicester MP said: “I’m sorry, I can’t clarify that.

“I just don’t have the details of those seven areas.”

The Department of Health confirmed to The Sun today that people will only face fines if they meet with others in indoor settings.

The North East’s guidance says that people should not socialise with people they don’t live with in any public space – meaning pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops or elsewhere.

The household mixing rules will be put into law as of 00.01 tomorrow.

The level of fines is not yet clear.

 

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After 10-year-old locked herself in bathroom, 3 brothers accused of breaking in and raping her | Crime/Police

Three brothers are accused of forcing their way into a bathroom and raping a 10-year-old girl who had locked herself inside to hide from them, Kenner police said Monday. 

Two of the suspects, Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez, both 35, were arrested Saturday and booked with first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 13, said Lt. Michael Cunningham, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department. 



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Authorities have arrested a Gretna man who is accused of raping and inappropriately touching a young girl over the course of four years. 

Investigators are searching for a third sibling, Elder Paz Perez, 31, on the same charge. 

The brothers are friends of the victim’s family, according to authorities. 

The three were alone with the girl in a Kenner house on Sept. 9 when they began making sexual advances towards her, authorities said. The brothers offered the girl money, but she refused and locked herself in the bathroom, according to Cunningham. 

The trio used something, possibly a butter knife, to unlock the door. The men then raped the girl, authorities said. 

One of the girl’s relatives contacted police Saturday after she revealed the rape. 

After their arrests, Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez gave conflicting statements about what they were doing at the time of the rape, Cunningham said. 

As officers continue to look for Elder Paz Perez, detectives are investigating a second rape allegation against him involving another victim, according to Cunningham. 

Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez were being held without bond Monday at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna. 

Anyone having any information on the whereabouts Elder Paz-Perez are asked to contact the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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Armed man who locked himself in bathroom at University Hospital arrested on tentative drug charges

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MADISON, Wis. — Police arrested an armed man Saturday night after he barricaded himself in a bathroom at the University Hospital.

Jessie L. Cavins, 39, was recently discharged from the hospital after being treated for a drug overdose, according to the UW-Madison Police Department. Cavins was armed after reclaiming his belongings from security, which included a knife.

When police arrived at 10 p.m., they heard Cavins making thrashing noises from inside the bathroom. UW-Madison police said after several unsuccessful attempts to communicate with Cavins, they decided he was unsafe and broke down the door.

Once inside the bathroom, police found Cavins unresponsive, and nearby hospital staff treated him with Narcan. After he was treated, Cavins was transported to the Dane County Jail and booked on tentative charges of felony possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.

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