Video by Ford Fischer
Story by Joel Simon
Following a four-day stint at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland President Trump departed in Marine One Monday night on route to the White House. While he is still infected with COVID-19, his medical team says that his condition is improving.
As President Trump departed Walter Reed Hospital following his COVID-19 treatments, hundreds of his supporters gathered outside the facility to wish the President well. The supporters cheered, waved, honked horns, and chanted “Four More Years!” as Marine One ascended into the air. The president’s helicopter flew low and did a half-loop around the crowd before heading to the White House.
Many of those lined up outside the hospital said they traveled long distances to be there in person. One man from Georgia – who said he had been released from a New York hospital on Sunday – sported a sign that read: “Send French Fries! Get Orange Man Good…Again.”
Only a small handful of anti-Trump protesters appeared. Police separated an individual in a grim reaper costume from the well-wishers.
The costumed person was holding up a picture of the President and asking those assembled if they could help find Trump, claiming, “he’s been a big help.”
After circling over the hospital at low altitude, the helicopter carrying Trump landed at the White House. The president emerged shortly thereafter, took off his mask, and faced the assembled photographers. He then saluted and went inside without answering questions.
Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted, “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. … I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
It has been confirmed by Trump’s medical team that he is on Remdesivir, the oral steroid Dexamethasone, and other experimental treatments.
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— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) October 5, 2020