Impeached President Donald J. Trump has tweeted that he will leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he has been receiving treatment for coronavirus, on Monday evening. While he has chosen to leave, his doctors reiterated that his treatment regimen is ongoing.
Meanwhile, a number of Trump’s aides and family at the White House and with the campaign have also tested positive for the coronavirus, including wife Melania. This morning, we reported that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tested positive.
“Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” Trump posted.
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Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, said at a conference that while Trump may not be “entirely out of the woods yet,” he believes he is ready to get his care at the White House.
“We’re in a bit of uncharted territory when it comes to a patient that received the therapies he has so early in the course,” Conley said. He adds, “If we can get through to Monday with him remaining the same or improving, better yet, then we will all take that final deep sigh of relief.”
Trump first arrived at Walter Reed on Friday night after sharing the news of his positive coronavirus test early that morning.
Conley declined to comment on Trump’s tweet that people shouldn’t be afraid of the coronavirus, a striking statement as the American death toll climbs past 209,000.
On Sunday, Trump made an unannounced motorcade visit outside the facility to greet supporters gathered there.
While there were well-wishers for the President, many of the responses on Twitter slammed Trump. Actress Patricia Arquette called him, “a monster.”