PUBLISHED: 05:29, Sat, Oct 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:29, Sat, Oct 3, 2020
The claim was made by a White House official speaking to CNN reporter Jim Acosta. On Friday the president was flown to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Marine Force One, his helicopter, after testing positive for COVID-19 the day before.
In a video message, filmed before he was collected from the White House lawn, Mr Trump said he was “doing very well”.
However according to Mr Acosta White House staff have “serious concerns” about the President’s condition.
One official said “this is serious” claiming Mr Trump is very tired, suffering from fatigue and having some breathing difficulties.
Another said the president is “fatigued” and treating the situation “very seriously”.
Donald Trump has reportedly been "having some trouble breathing" (Image: GETTY)
Trump was flown to the Walter Reed Army Medical Centre by Marine Force One (Image: GETTY)
In a statement the White House said Mr Trump “remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day”.
The statement continued: “Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.
“President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady.”
The White House insisted Mr Trump remains in full control and denied any transfer of power is planned.
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Marine Force One picked Trump up from the White House lawn (Image: GETTY)