by Anthony Leonardi, Breaking News Reporter | October 04, 2020
The Trump campaign is employing the power of prayer as President Trump and first lady Melania Trump recover from the coronavirus.
In a Sunday email, the campaign announced it was hosting a “Call to Prayer” for the first couple, both of whom announced they tested positive for COVID-19 in early Friday morning tweets.
“Please join Lara Trump for a Call to Prayer tonight along with Pastor Paula White-Cain, Cisse Graham Lynch, Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Pastor Ramiro Pena and Bishop Harry Jackson,” the email reads.
INBOX: the Trump campaign is hosting a “Call to Prayer” for the president and First Lady tonight. pic.twitter.com/QOD7oXteee
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 4, 2020
Lets all Attend
Join us tonight 5p.m. ET at https://t.co/PbMg3kLmKb as we lift up our President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS in prayer!#CallToPrayer #WhiteHouse #PrayForOurPresident #PrayForOurFirstLady #prayer #Sunday pic.twitter.com/b7DrvhKa0d
— Paula White-Cain (@Paula_White) October 4, 2020
Several of Trump’s current and former top aides and advisers have tested positive for the coronavirus since the president’s diagnosis was made public, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Republican National Committee
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Symone Sanders, a campaign adviser to Joe Biden, said the former vice president is praying for Trump’s continued recovery and is “hoping that he’s medically able to participate” in the next presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida.
During a press conference Sunday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley confirmed that Trump was given supplemental oxygen on Friday out of concern of “possible rapid progression of the illness,” which the president was adamantly against. Conley said the president had a “high fever,” and his oxygen saturation was dipping below 94%.
Conley said he didn’t disclose the president received supplemental oxygen because he was “trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president, that his course of illness has had” and did not want to provide information that would “steer the course of illness in another direction.”
“In doing so, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true,” Conley said. “The fact of the matter is he is doing really well.”
However, the president’s medical team said Trump’s health continues to improve following his coronavirus diagnosis, and he may be discharged from the hospital as early as Monday