Donald says catching coronavirus was a “gift from God” after leaving ...

DONALD described catching coronavirus as a "gift from God" during an extraordinary video statement filmed in front of the White House's Oval Office.

PUBLISHED: 01:54, Thu, Oct 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:54, Thu, Oct 8, 2020

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The president spent three nights being treated at the Walter Reed military hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. During this period Mr was treated with remdesivir, an antiviral medication, which he attributed to his swift recovery, as well as a number of other drugs.  

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In a video posted on Twitter the president said: “I want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president. Because I feel great, I feel perfect.

“I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise.

“I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said let me take it and it was incredible the way it worked.

“I think if I didn’t catch it we’d be looking at that [remdesivir] like a number of other drugs but it really did a fantastic job.

Trump"I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it" (Image: @realDonaldTrump)

Trump released a video on Twitter a day after leaving hospital (Image: @realDonaldTrump)

“I want to get for you what I got and I’m going to make it free.”

Studies suggest remdesivir speeds up recovery times, and reduces the death rate, amongst those suffering from serious coronavirus symptoms.

The drug has been approved for use in the US, UK, Japan, India and European Union.

During his video address Mr claimed his symptoms rapidly improved after taking remdesivir.

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TrumpDonald pictured in front of the White House after returning from hospital (Image: GETTY)


He commented: “I spent four days there [hospital].

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