Ben Carson thanks Trump for ‘saving my life’ amid COVID-19 battle

November 21, 2020 

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson revealed that he has been “desperately ill” with COVID-19 — and thanked President Trump for authorizing a treatment that, Carson said, “saved my life.”

Carson, 69, tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9 and was initially said to be “in good spirits.”

However, the former neurosurgeon wrote on Facebook Friday, “after a brief period when I only experienced minor discomfort, the symptoms accelerated and I became desperately ill.

“President Trump was following my condition and cleared me for the monoclonal antibody therapy that he had previously received, which I am convinced saved my life,” Carson said.

Both Carson and his wife Candy have been undergoing treatment, he wrote.

“I do believe I am out of the woods at this point,” Carson said, thanking “the fabulous White House medical team and the phenomenal doctors at Walter Reed” for his care.

Carson is one of dozens in Trump’s inner circle — including wife Melania Trump, sons Barron and Don Jr., chief of staff Mark Meadows and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany — to test positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

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