President Trump Heading Home to White House: “Don’t be Afraid of COVID”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 5, 2020   |   3:41PM   |   Washington, DC

President Donald Trump is heading home to the White House where he will stay for the remainder of his coronavirus quarantine period. He announced Monday afternoon he will leave Walter Reed Medical Military Hospital at 6:30 pm after a weekend stay for the coronavirus, and he has been there since Friday evening.

“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. 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!” he said in a tweet.

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Trump was diagnosed with the coronavirus late Thursday night. After advice from White House physician and Navy Commander Sean Conley, he was transported via Marine One to Walter Reed Friday evening.

Doctors put him on a regimen of Remdesiver.  In addition, he is on Regeneron, zinc, vitamin D, famotidine and melatonin. he will continue his treatment at the White House.

Trump has the strong support of pro-life Americans.

In one of his first acts as president, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas. The change defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million in U.S. tax dollars.

Trump has repeatedly called out the Democratic Party’s extreme position on abortion. During his State of the Union address Trump slammed the governors of New York and Virginia for promoting abortion up to birth and infanticide. He also called for Congress to pass a ban on late-term abortions on babies who are capable of feeling pain.

Trump and his administration have made a number of changes to protect those who morally object to abortions, expanding conscience protections for medical workers who believe it is wrong to kill an unborn baby and increasing religious exemptions for Obamacare.

His administration also intervened to stop the United Nations from supporting abortion in a resolution about sexual violence. In 2018, under his leadership, the State Department removed references to the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby from a global human rights report as well.

During his presidency, the administration also finalized a new Title X rule that requires health care entities to completely separate abortion from their taxpayer-funded services. Planned Parenthood, which already has said it will not comply, could lose about $60 million annually through the policy change. However, the abortion group is suing to block the cuts.

Trump has appointed dozens of conservative judges to federal courts as well, including two to the U.S. Supreme Court and he has repeatedly told the UN that he will not promote abortion as a human right.