President Donald Trump speaks to radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh (C), while Lee Greenwood performs "God Bless The USA", at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.
  • US president Donald Trump told talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday that he was skeptical about his chances of recovery from the coronavirus at one point.
  • "I might not have recovered at all from Covid," Trump said after saying he "recovered immediately, almost immediately."
  • Limbaugh, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during Trump's State of the Union address back in February, was hosting Trump for a "virtual rally."
  • "I was in not great shape," Trump said at another point, despite previously claiming that he didn't need to go to the hospital for treatment.
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US president Donald Trump revealed Friday he was worried about his COVID-19 prognosis early on, telling talk radio host Rush Limbaugh that an antibody cocktail from Regeneron is what he thinks turned things around.

"I was not in great shape," Trump told Limbaugh, whom he gave the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, back in February.

But, the president said, "I recovered immediately, almost immediately. I might not have recovered at all from Covid" were it not for the Regeneron cocktail. 

Trump's line on his condition Friday marked a departure from the way he had been presenting his COVID-19 diagnosis previously, insisting that he only went to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

The night before, Trump coughed and had to clear his throat during another call-in on Fox News with Sean Hannity.

Trump's coronavirus status remains unclear, with the White House consistently refusing to disclose when he last tested negative.

At one point during the interview, Limbaugh noted that Trump had gone on for an hour and 40 minutes without having to pause or collect his thoughts, arguing that the president was fully recovered.

Trump also falsely claimed the therapeutics he took were a "cure" for the coronavirus.

The Limbaugh interview, touted as a virtual rally, marked the president's third lengthy call-in interview in two days. But Trump has not appeared on camera since his discharge beyond a few videos posted on his Twitter account from the White House.

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