BREAKING NEWS: President Trump goes to Walter Reed Medical Center for tests

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Screenshot of helicopter at White House picking up President Trump to take him the afternoon of Oct. 2 to Walter Reed National Medical Center for tests.

President Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Oct. 2 to undergo tests and is expected to spend a few days there, according to national media reports.
The president tweeted early in the morning of Oct. 2 that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), who represents Ojai in Congress, issued the following statement Oct. 2:
"My thoughts are with the president and first lady, and I wish them both a speedy recovery.

 "As we know, COVID-19 is a deadly disease that has already taken the lives of over 200,000 Americans. Yesterday alone, 15,423 new Americans tested positive and 629 Americans lost their lives due to COVID. The president's positive test is yet another reminder that no one is immune from this disease and that we are still in the middle of a global pandemic. We all share the burden of preventing the spread of the virus by wearing masks, maintaining social distance practices, washing your hands, and taking precautions to protect one another. We need to listen to public health experts and lead by example."