Photos: President Trump boards Marine One on his way to Walter Reed

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WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Donald Trump arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center late Friday following a positive coronavirus diagnosis.

The president, wearing a mask, boarded Marine One, gave a thumbs up to the reporter pool and a short wave; he did not stop to talk. The president was walking normally on his own without any visible signs of difficulty. Marine One lifted off at 6:20 p.m.

The White House says the president is moving into a special suite at the military medical center in Bethesda, Maryland for the next “few days” as a precautionary measure. A senior White House official tells NewsNation no transfer of power is expected; “the president is in charge.”

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