NewsLocal News


'I'm certain he will be back': President Trump expected back in battleground Wisconsin

White House Press Secretary McEnany talks president's health with TMJ4
Donald Trump suggests profiling Muslims
Posted at 11:22 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 09:51:07-04

MILWAUKEE — Decision 2020: No definite plans on when President Donald Trump will be back in Wisconsin.

TMJ4's Charles Benson talked with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Friday.

She says President Trump is doing "very well" but continues to be monitored by his doctor Dr. Sean Conley and is waiting to be cleared of the virus.

"Dr. Conley - who I spoke to yesterday (Thursday), says he thinks he'll be ready tomorrow, he's ready health-wise," said McEnany, "but ready in terms of not being able to transmit the virus."

McEnany says doctors "will make sure the President gets out there and gets out there safely."

The White House Press Secretary also tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating at home. "I'm doing well, no symptoms, and I'm feeling great," she says.

President Trump canceled two campaign stops in Wisconsin shortly after learning he had contracted Covid-19. He spent three days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and returned to the White House on Monday.

Wisconsin is seeing a record number of positive coronavirus cases and is now trending in the wrong direction.

This week, Gov. Tony Evers activated the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park after hospitalizations rates tripled in one month. Evers also issued a new order to limit the size of crowds at bars, restaurants, and other public spaces to 25% capacity.

At least 1440 people in Wisconsin have died from the virus.

Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump are expected in Wisconsin next week.

"I'm certain he will be back," said McEnany. "No defined travel plans yet for any state for that matter, but I'm certain Wisconsin will be among the states we go to in the near term."

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip