The President left Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, disembarked from Presidential chopper Marine One, took off his masks and posed for images
Just three nights after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, U.S. President Donald Trump, still likely contagious with COVID-19, left Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre and returned to the White House.
After disembarking from Presidential chopper Marine One, the president took off his masks as he posed for images between American flags on the balcony of the White House, which itself has develop into a hotspot for the virus.
In addition to First Lady Melania Trump and quite a lot of others in Mr Trump’s circle, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and three reporters within the White House Press Corps have examined constructive for the coronavirus.
Just earlier than leaving Walter Reed, Mr Trump introduced on Twitter that he could be back on the marketing campaign path quickly. The President’s therapy features a drug that may trigger non permanent boosts in vitality ranges – the steroid dexamethasone, along with remdesivir and a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies.
Mr Trump has been stressed throughout his hospital keep and raring to get out of the ability. He launched two video messages and launched a tweet-storm on Monday morning – largely associated to the marketing campaign.
“Now that President Trump is busy tweeting campaign messages, I would ask him to do this: Listen to the scientists. Support masks. Support mask mandates nationwide,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted shortly earlier than Mr Trump left the hospital.
The two leaders have taken sharply contrasting approaches to the illness – each when it comes to coverage in addition to private behaviour. Earlier on Monday, a video of former Second Lady Jill Biden was revealed, by which she might be seen pulling her husband Mr Biden back from a gaggle of reporters on the tarmac in New Castle airport, in Delaware.
On Sunday, Mr Trump had taken a brief journey within the Beast (the presidential armoured limousine) exterior the hospital the place supporters have been gathered. He was criticized for exposing his secret service brokers who have been with him within the limousine, with home windows up, to the possibly lethal virus.
Announcing his imminent departure from Walter Reed, Mr Trump had urged folks on Monday – once more through a tweet – to not be fearful of the coronavirus and let it dominate their lives. “We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” he mentioned.