The Presidential Suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where President Trump spent the night, has both top-level medical care and some comforts of home for the ailing commander-in-chief.
The six-room suite includes an intensive care unit, a kitchen, a living room and a secure conference room in addition to the bedroom, which has a desk where the president can get some work done. There’s also a dining room with a crystal chandelier, according to sources.
The entire suite, which is controlled by the White House, is outfitted with protective devices and communications gear to allow the president to work.
The first time that Trump wore a mask in public was on July 11, during a visit to Walter Reed to visit ailing troops at the facility.
Trump was admitted Friday evening after he announced he tested positive for the coronavirus. In a video he recorded before heading to the hospital 9 miles from the White House, he said he was “doing very well.” At 11:30 p.m., he tweeted, “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
In addition to the rooms specifically for the president, the suite also includes an office for White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and sleeping quarters for the White House physician to be present 24/7 during the president’s stay, NBC Washington reported.
The Medical Evaluation and Treatment Unit, also known as Ward 71, is on the south side of the sprawling 243-acre campus, which houses 88 buildings and has about 7,000 staff members.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was formed in 2011 with the combination of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center.
It was named for Major Walter Reed, an Army researcher who helped prove that an earlier viral epidemic, yellow fever, was transmitted by mosquitoes, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.