Trump discharged from Walter Reed and headed back to White House
President Trump on Monday left for the White House after being discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he was sent on Friday after being diagnosed with covid-19 and experiencing a fever and being given supplemental oxygen treatments.
President Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after tweeting”
Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life,” Trump wrote, even as his doctors warned he wasn’t yet “out of the woods.” The building he’s returning to has become a center for viral contagion — in part because of disregard for mitigation measures.
Trump emerged from the front doors of the hospital at 6:38 p.m. ET with a fist pump.
He made his way down several steps on his own accord dressed in a suit and wearing a mask. Trump waved to the press and said “thank you very much” and gave a thumbs up before getting into the motorcade. He now has a short drive to Marine One.
He ignored shouted questions from reporters
Early Monday, Conley insisted Trump was well enough to return home.
“He’s met or exceeded all hospital discharge criteria,” he told reporters outside Walter Reed. “We plan to get him home.”
Even as Trump told aides he feels better and was agitating to get out of the hospital, some aides encouraged him to stay, warning him of the bad optics if his condition were to worsen and require a second hospitalization.
Trump insisted on returning, however, and on Monday made the announcement on Twitter