Donald Trump gives the first on-camera interview since the Covid-19 infection
Donald Trump says “it’s good to be President” because it gave him access to America’s best doctors and the use of a “miraculous” drug not yet available to the public.
Speaking on Fox News – his first on-camera interview since testing positive for COVID-19 – Trump said the virus had left him feeling weak.
Fox contributor Dr. Marc Siegel earlier promised to “conduct a medical evaluation and interview” with Trump.
And he started the on-air medical examination by asking Trump what the President’s
“chief complaints” or major symptoms had been when he first fell sick.
“I didn’t feel very strong, I didn’t feel very vital, I didn’t feel like
the President of the US should feel,” Trump said.
However, his condition swiftly improved after being given a transfusion
of an experimental drug made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, he said.
Trump said he was now feeling good and no longer taking medication.
The interview came amid persistent speculation about the president’s state of health –
and after a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity in which he repeatedly stopped to cough and catch his breath.
Trump said his initial diagnosis with COVID-19 came after he felt began to feel off.
He said he didn’t have trouble breathing, but did feel tired.
“(I) didn’t have that same energy level,” Trump said.
“My life is based a little bit of energy and you didn’t have it.”
From there things could have gone “bad”, Trump said.
“But I got lucky with certain medicine, I took a certain medicine that was very miraculous to me,” he said, referring to Regeneron’s drug.
Watch the interview video here