A crowd gathered outside Walter Reed Medical Hospital as President Donald Trump arrived, and some reportedly chanted “USA” in support, per ABC White House Correspondent Rachel Scott.
Scott reported crowds “swarming the fence” and “as the president landed– there were chants of USA,” she tweeted.
As the president landed — there were chants of USA – https://t.co/P9VpiTD2b8
— Rachel Scott (@rachelvscott) October 2, 2020
Trump was taken to the hospital “out of an abundance of caution” after physicians said he should be closer to medical care in case it was needed. (RELATED: Here’s The Coronavirus Treatment Regiment White House Doctors Have Prescribed For Trump)
Trump announced early Friday morning he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus.
“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. “Out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of his physicians and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.”
Trump walked unassisted to Marine One for transport.
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) October 2, 2020
The White House said Trump has not temporarily transferred his power to Vice President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for the virus.