President Trump, surprising everyone around him, left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday afternoon for a photo op. This amid his battle with the coronavirus.
Wearing a mask, the commander-in-chief, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, waved to supporters from the backseat of a dark SUV, shortly after tweeting a video in which he promised he would surprise his supporters outside.
“We’re getting great reports from the doctors. This is an incredible hospital. Walter Reed. The work they do is just absolutely amazing. And I want to thank ’em all. The nurses. The doctors. Everybody here. I’ve also gotten to meet some of the soldiers and the first responders. What a group. I also think we’re going to pay a little surprise to the great patriots we have out on the street. And they’ve been out there for a long time. Got Trump flags. They love our country. So I’m not telling anybody but you, but I’m about to make a surprise visit.” Watch below:
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Comments are pouring in on social media but maybe not the response Trump was hoping for. Dr James P. Phillips, (Chief of Disaster Medicine, GWU Emergency Medicine | Walter Reed Attending | Media contributor | COVID 19 Recovery Consultants, LLC ) was clearly not impressed.
The president, who is trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden in national polls by 8 points, is clearly trying to convey strength. Notice his hair is blonder than the white mane he sported on Friday. He also has more color in his skin and is speaking quicker.
At least 10 people in President Donald Trump’s family, the US government and circle of advisers and recent contacts have recently tested positive for Covid-19. This includes Flotus Melania, Aide Hope Hicks and former counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
SOURCE: New York Post