US President Donald Trump left the Walter Reed Hospital on Monday, where he was admitted since Friday, following his COVID-19 attack.
He confirmed his discharge in a tweet and said he is feeling better than he was 20 years ago:
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. 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!
In another tweet, Trump replied critics, who condemned his leaving the hospital to wave to supporters. He said if he had not done so, he would have been condemned for being rude.
“It is reported that the Media is upset because I got into a secure vehicle to say thank you to the many fans and supporters who were standing outside of the hospital for many hours, and even days, to pay their respect to their President. If I didn’t do it, Media would say RUDE!!!”
*Updatedt: True to his words, Trump left the Walter Reed hospital at 6.40pm.
He was taken by helicopter Marine One back to the White House.
However, his doctors said he is ‘not out of the woods’ yet as he will continue his COVID-19 treatment.
Before he departed, staffers and Secret Service agents came out of the hospital.
Several wore prominent N95 masks and carried safety goggles. At one point, a pair of masked staffers walked through the pool and quipped: ‘We’ve been tested.’
Marine One lifted off at 6:45pm, and landed at 6:55pm on the South Lawn of the White House.