US President Trump briefly leaves hospital to greet supporters

Prime News, International, Health, Disease, Bethesda (Maryland, USA), October 5:- United States President Donald Trump, who was tested coronavirus positive a few days ago, on Sunday (October 4) briefly left the hospital in a motorcade to greet his supporters who were standing outside the hospital. The cavalcade didn’t stop and the US president had no in-person interactions.

Earlier, President Trump had tweeted that he would make a surprise visit. Trump was spotted wearing a face mask and he waved from the back seat of a black SUV to his supporters who were standing in front of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where Trump was admitted after testing positive for coronavirus. President Trump’s supporters waved Trump 2020 flags and chanted “USA! USA!”

Donald Trump declared, “I get it,” in a message to the nation before briefly leaving the hospital. “It’s been a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about Covid,” Trump said, standing in his hospital room in a video posted on social media. “I learned it by really going to school.”

Critics called the drive-by a photo-op staged by Trump to project strength at a time when he was feeling weak and vulnerable. To many, it appeared to be a strategic move to keep him in public view with Election Day less than a month away.

Trump was shifted to the hospital on Friday after his oxygen levels had dropped and he developed high fever. He has been fever-free since, but had another episode of oxygen-level drop and is on a cocktail of drugs, including Remdesivir, an anti-viral that cuts recovery period for hospitalised patients, and dexamethasone, a steroid recommended by the World Health Organisation to treat severely ill patients. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)



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