As President Donald Trump receives treatment, more questions keep cropping up about the timeline of his diagnosis. CNN’s Emily Schmidt reports.
DONALD TRUMP: We're working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be back. Because we still have to make America great again. We've done an awfully good job of that.
- President Donald Trump's message from Walter Reed, he will be back soon. In fact, the White House just sent out these pictures of the president working in Walter Reed's presidential suite. Officials say they show him getting some work done while recovering from COVID-19.
- As the president receives treatment, more questions about his diagnosis. CBS News' Emily Schmidt is at Walter Reed Military Medical Center with more.
DONALD TRUMP: I just want to tell you that I'm starting to feel good.
EMILY SCHMIDT: More questions than answers. President Trump's doctor addressing Trump's condition for the first time since his COVID diagnosis.
SEAN CONLEY: The first week of COVID, and in particular, days 7 to 10, are the most critical in determining the likely course of this illness. At this time, the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made.
EMILY SCHMIDT: Dr. Sean Conley says the president is fever free and not having difficulty breathing but didn't say when he contracted the virus. This is raising questions about the timeline of the illness.
DONALD TRUMP: I came here, wasn't feeling so well. I feel much better now. We're working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be back.
EMILY SCHMIDT: Dr. Conley did confirm President Trump was treated with the therapeutic remdesivir and received a dose of Regeneron, an experimental antibody cocktail.
DONALD TRUMP: If you look at the therapeutics, which I'm taking right now, some of them, and others are coming out soon, that are looking like, frankly, they're miracles, if you want to know the truth. They're miracles.
EMILY SCHMIDT: Meanwhile, more cases in the president's inner circle are emerging, including former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who helped Trump with Tuesday's debate. And Senator Ron Johnson is now the third Republican lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19.
DONALD TRUMP: We're going to beat this coronavirus, or whatever you want to call it. And we're going to beat it soundly.
EMILY SCHMIDT: I'm Emily Schmidt reporting.
- Several world leaders are sending messages to President Trump after he tested positive for the coronavirus. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent warm greetings and a message of sympathy to the president. The North Korean leader said he hopes Mr. Trump and the first lady will recover as soon as possible. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was once hospitalized with COVID-19, tweeted "best wishes to President Trump and the first lady. Hope they both have a speedy recovery from the coronavirus." China's president offered his well wishes to the president and first lady. The president has repeatedly blamed China for the pandemic.