President Donald Trump announced that he will leave Walter Reed Medical Center, the military hospital where he has been treated for three days for symptoms of COVID-19 and will continue his recovery at the White House.
Trump has been hospitalized since Friday for COVID-19 treatment. His doctors had earlier said that he may be able to leave Walter Reed Medical Center as early as Monday.
In a tweet Trump said he leave Walter Reed Medical Center today on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. In the same tweet, Trump said, “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.” He added, “ I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
Wall Street appears to welcome the news of Trump’s return, as the Dow Jones is up by 1.68%, S&P 500 is gaining 1.82% while NASDAQ 100 is up 2.19% at the time of this report.
Also in tweet on Monday, the First Lady, Melania Trump said that she is feeling good and will continue to rest at home.
She wrote “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.”
Trump’s return comes as the White House is still learning of the scale of the outbreak within the complex. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tested positive for the coronavirus Monday morning.
By; Ifunanya Ikueze