ERIC Trump today dubbed his father a "true warrior" after the US president tested positive for coronavirus.
The 36-year-old asked for prayers for Donald Trump as the American leader was hospitalised with the deadly bug.
⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates
Trump, 74, was dramatically airlifted to Walter Reed Medical Center amid reports he is "struggling to breathe".
And his businessman son threw his support behind him, tweeting: "@RealDonaldTrump is a true warrior.
"He will fight through this with the same strength and conviction that he uses to fight for America each and every day.
"I ask you to join me in praying for his recovery. I have never been more proud of someone and what they have had to endure."
Meanwhile Trump's daughter Ivanka also tweeted, writing: "You are a warrior and will beat this. I love you dad."
She had earlier tweeted that she was praying for the swift recovery of Trump and his wife Melania, who also tested positive.
The 38-year-old added: "As they fight this together, the President will continue to fight for the people of this great country."
Trump was taken to the medical center near Washington DC out of an "abundance of caution" after being struck down with coronavirus symptoms.
The diagnosis comes just weeks before the US election.
Hours after he was transported to the hospital via presidential helicopter Marine One, Trump tweeted: “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
The remainder of the First Family are well and have tested negative for coronavirus.
After it was reported Trump was “struggling to breathe,” White House doctor Sean P Conley said Trump was given a dose of Remdesivir.
Conley said in an update late on Friday that Trump was “doing very well” and “is not requiring any supplemental oxygen.”
The doctor said Trump was given a dose of Remdesivir – used for the treatment of Ebola, SARS, and hepatitis C – and is “resting comfortably.”
The drug was approved for emergency use in May amid the outbreak.
Earlier on Friday CNN reported after Trump’s hospitalization that White House officials “have serious concerns about Trump’s condition tonight.”
Sources said Trump’s “symptoms are worse than those of the First Lady at this point.”
Trump is reported to be “very tired, very fatigued, and having some trouble breathing.”
A White House official insisted Trump is “fatigued,” but he’s not “deteriorating.”
The official told CNN the public shouldn’t be worried, and that Trump is taking this “very seriously.”
Shortly after he was transported to the military hospital in Maryland, Trump tweeted out a video of himself thanking “everybody for the tremendous support.”
“I’m going to Walter Reed hospital. I think I’m doing very well. But we’re going to make sure things work out,” Trump said.
He said First Lady Melania Trump, 50 – who also tested positive for COVID – “is doing very well.”
Trump’s diagnosis sparked concerns about the president’s height and weight.
The 74-year-old weight 244 pounds in June, according to results from his physical.
The White House doctor deemed Trump at the time to be in good health and said he showed little change in basic health measurements within the last 16 months.
Following news of his hospitalization, former President Barack Obama said he and wife Michelle hope the Trumps “and all those affected by the coronavirus around the country are getting the care they need and are on the path to a speedy recovery.”
“Obviously, we’re in the midst of a big political battle right now, and while there’s a lot at stake, let’s remember that we’re all Americans,” Obama tweeted.
Joe Biden revealed he had tested negative, tweeting: "Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family."
Source: Read Full Article