Donald Trump is set to be released from Walter Reed Medical Center after being treated for COVID-19. The President tweeted he felt great and expected to return to the White House at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
“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!” he tweeted.
Trump has been treated at Walter Reed since Friday. He announced he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday morning.
Supporters have lined the road outside of the Bethesda, Maryland, hospital since Trump was admitted. On Sunday, Trump left his hospital room and drive by and wave to fans. Many people have questioned the necessity of that trip. They fear it put Secret Service agents who were in the car with the president in danger.
Donald Trump tweeted he made the trip because he wanted to thank his supporters.
“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!!!,” he wrote.
Melania Trump says she’s feeling better, thanks supporters
Doctors treated the First Lady at the White House, USA Today reported. She tweeted Monday that she was feeling much better, as well.
“My family is grateful for all of the prayers & support! I am feeling good & will continue to rest at home. Thank you to medical staff & caretakers everywhere, & my continued prayers for those who are ill or have a family member impacted by the virus,” she tweeted.
Several top Republicans have contracted COVID-19
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Monday she had contracted COVID-19, CNBC reported. Her deputies also tested positive Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt.
They join a growing number of Republicans connected to the White House who have now tested positive for the coronavirus. Those include campaign manager Bill Stepien; RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel; advisors Hope Hicks and Kellyanne Conway; Trump’s body man Nick Luna; Chris Christie; and Sens. Mike Lee, Thom Tillis, and Ron Johnson, CNN said.