“Do not be afraid of the Covid”, asked the president. It will continue there with the treatment.
President Donald Trump left the hospital where he was admitted this afternoon to continue his treatment at the White House and before leaving he proclaimed himself “an invincible hero” and asked Americans “not to be afraid” to the coronavirus.
In the midst of a strong controversy among medical experts who assure that it is not appropriate to discharge a person who has suffered coronavirus so soon, Trump left the Walter Reed hospital, in Bethesda, in the Marine One helicopter, heading for the House Blanca after being hospitalized since Friday. Wearing a chinstrap, Trump raised his finger as a sign that all was well and did not comment.
“I’ll be back in the campaign soon !!, Trump tweeted minutes before leaving.” Fake news only shows fake polls, “he added, referring to polls that show he’s dropped in polls in recent days, some that They show him up to 14 points below his rival Joe Biden.
“If the president returns to the campaign, will be an invincible hero, which not only survived every dirty trick from the Democrats but also the Chinese virus. It will show that the United States will have no more fear. “
The president himself had announced that he had been discharged earlier this Monday. “I will leave the great Walter Reed Hospital today at 6.30pm. I feel great! ”He said. And then he added: “Do not be afraid of the Covid. Don’t let the coronavirus dominate you, “the president tweeted.”
And he continued: “We have developed, under the Trump administration, great drugs and knowledge. I feel better than 20 years ago ”.
The president’s discharge so early surprises experts in this disease, because it is still estimated that Trump, 74, is a patient at risk and is going through the most dangerous period of vulnerability, when the health of some patients can decline rapidly and need urgent intensive care.
In addition, he will go to confine himself to the White House, where the cases of coronavirus advance. Already more than 12 people around her have tested positive. The latest were her own press officer Kayleigh McEnany and two cleaning assistants.
But it is clear that the president desperately needs to get back on the campaign trail, with the Nov. 3 election less than a month away, and he’s trailing rival Joe Biden in the polls. The president had so far downplayed the severity of the disease, criticizing even those wearing chinstraps. So now that he has suffered from it, has launched its new strategy to try to use it to his advantage: he is a warrior who has defeated Covid 19 and people should not be afraid of getting infected. That will be the narrative now for the final leg of the campaign.
The possibility that he would leave the hospital today had already been announced on Sunday by the White House medical team Sean Conley, who referred twice to the planning of releasing Trump as soon as the next day “if he continues to look and feel so well as it does today ”.
Doctors continued to offer an optimistic picture of the president’s situation today, but avoid giving a detailed picture. They say that he had fatigue on Friday, when he was admitted, and later they admitted that they had given him oxygen, when in principle they had denied it. They also did not comment on the impact of the Covid in the lungs or kidneys. They only vaguely said that it was the “expected” one. However, dexamethasone is applied to seriously ill patients.
Doctors outside of Trump’s background said they were puzzled because they pointed out that the picture that his White House colleagues painted was not too light given the aggressive mix of treatments he was receiving, which includes monoclonal antibody therapy, the antiviral Remdesivir and dexamethasone.
In his eagerness to continue showing that the virus had not hit him hard, the president unexpectedly left the hospital on Sunday to greet dozens of supporters who were waiting for him at the door with flags and banners. This exit was harshly criticized by health experts, who say it was not only risky for the health of the president but for his surroundings, since he was locked in a van with a driver and security personnel who must now remain in quarantine.