WASHINGTON — We are outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on Monday, October 5, as US President Donald Trump is discharged from hospital following three days of treatment against COVID-19.
Trump broke the news of his discharge via Twitter saying, “I feel better than I did 20 years ago” whilst encouraging Americans not to be afraid of COVID. On Friday October 2, Trump announced via Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the virus. After being treated by physician Sean. P Conley at the White House, Trump was transported to Walter Reed. Trump has been criticized by the media for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic. He often insisted it would just “go away,” despite the US being the worst-hit country in the world, with over 7 million cases and more than 200,000 linked deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.