hospitalized, Donald Trump takes a car trip to greet his supporters

Donald Trump waves to his supporters during a quick release from Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, near Washington, Sunday, October 4.

Donald Trump is absolutely keen to show he is doing well. The US president briefly greeted his supporters from his car outside the hospital on Sunday, October 4, as his doctors believe the return of the sick leader of Covid-19 to the White House as early as Monday is possible, if his condition continues to improve.

Mr. Trump had prepared the ground by broadcasting on his account Twitter a video in which he warned that he was reserving a “Little surprise to the great patriots who have been waiting in the street for a long time with ‘Trump’ flags”.

A convoy of black vehicles appeared outside the gates of Walter Reed Military Hospital near Washington in the early evening, and Donald Trump, masked, greeted through the window his many supporters, who had been sitting there all weekend. end. Soon after, the White House reported that the president had returned to the hospital.

In his video message, Donald Trump also makes an astonishing confession:

“I learned a lot about Covid, I learned it by experiencing it myself, it is the school of life. I understood correctly and it is very interesting. “

After two nights in the hospital, cautious optimism prevailed among those around him on Sunday, although the White House doctor finally admitted, during a press briefing, that his patient’s initial condition had been more serious than that. which had been officially declared as a first step.

Supporters of Donald Trump greet the US president near Bethesda hospital on Sunday, October 4.

His doctor’s flip-flop

Turning around on his press briefing on Saturday, Dr Sean Conley confirmed that Donald Trump did need oxygen supplementation on Friday, for about an hour, at the White House, an episode deemed sufficiently disturbing to decide to hospitalization in the evening.

“I was worried about a potentially rapid progression of the disease, I recommended oxygen supplementation to the president”, said Sean Conley, who says Donald Trump was not out of breath. The doctor admitted that he had not revealed this incident the day before to project an image “Optimistic”. While Presidential Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, at the same time, told reporters the previous 24 hours had been very worrying.

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Sean Conley also announced that on Saturday “Morning”, another episode of decreased oxygen saturation had occurred. And also on Saturday, the doctors administered to the president a third treatment, dexamethasone, a corticosteroid effective against severe forms of Covid-19, in addition to the antiviral remdesivir and the experimental cocktail from the company Regeneron, administered from Friday.

“Firmly in charge”

But the medical team said on Sunday that the improvement in symptoms was such that it was preparing for Mr. Trump’s return to the White House, where he could continue with the remdesivir injections, among other things, with the intravenous treatment scheduled to last five days. “We can do a lot of things at the White House”, said the president’s spokesperson, Alyssa Farah.

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Donald Trump thus applied on Sunday to give the image of a president admittedly hospitalized, but at work – “Firmly in control”, according to Robert O’Brien, his national security adviser, on CBS. The septuagenarian circulated photographs of him ” at work “ from the hospital, and he posted two videos from the hospital. Saturday night he admitted that the next few days would be “The real test”, Covid-19 being notorious for the sudden degradation that some patients undergo after a tolerable initial phase.

The US president has had to interrupt his campaign as he seeks a second term in the November 3 election.

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