U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with former President Bill Clinton on Friday after he was hospitalized for an infection.
“I know you are asking about President Clinton. I have been exchanging calls. He seems to be, God willing, doing well,” Biden told reporters.
"He seems to be, God willing, doing well," Pres. Biden says, knocking on the wooden podium, about former Pres. Bill Clinton after Clinton was admitted to a California hospital this week for an infection. https://t.co/XXLUFCpwoh pic.twitter.com/wPVhjW3J87
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“The President sends his best wishes to President Clinton. President Biden will be speaking to the President later today,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.
Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center’s intensive care unit Tuesday for a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream, his doctors told CNN on Thursday.
Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said Thursday that the former President was “on the mend” and “in good spirits.”
A statement from his doctors said he had received antibiotics and fluids, adding that he would likely be released home soon.
“He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they wrote. “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.”