President Trump to have ‘safe return to public engagements’ as soon as Saturday, White House doctor says

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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Donald Trump‘s physician said Trump finished his course of therapy on Thursday, in a new letter released just after 7 p.m. (EDT).

“Since returning home, his physical examination has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness,” Dr. Sean P. Conley said in the letter.

He added that Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis.

“I fully anticipate the President’s safe return to public engagement at that time,” Conley said.

The diagnosis was not made public until Friday morning.

Conley also said President Trump “responded extremely well to treatment,” without adverse therapeutic effects.

White House spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said President Trump worked from the Oval Office on Thursday, making calls about stimulus negotiations.

Meanwhile, the fate of the final debates between President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden is uncertain as the campaigns offered dueling proposals for moving forward with a process.

On Wednesday, President Trump posted a nearly 5-minute video on Twitter Wednesday saying he plans to make an experimental coronavirus treatment, which has not yet been approved for use beyond a clinical trial, available and free to the public.

“This was a blessing from God that I caught it,” Trump said about his diagnosis in the video recorded outside the Oval Office.

The president received the experimental treatment called REGN-COV2, a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies, last week. The manufacturer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., told NewsNation in a statement that they received a request from the president’s physicians to provide a dose.

“They gave me Regeneron, and it was like unbelievable,” Trump said in the video posted Wednesday. “I felt good immediately. I felt as good three days ago as I do now. So I just want to say, we have Regeneron, we have a very similar drug from Eli Lilly, and they’re coming out and we’re trying to get them on an emergency basis. We’ve authorized it. I’ve authorized it.”

The president has received treatment at the White House for COVID-19 since Monday evening after spending three nights at Walter Reed Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for coronavirus early Friday morning. It’s unclear when he last tested negative.

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