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Trump Departs Hospital With Face Mask and a ‘Thumbs Up’

WINDSOR TERRACE — President Donald Trump departed the hospital shortly after 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, wearing a mask and giving a thumbs up, following a weekend of medical treatments for COVID-19 virus.


Trump’s departure aboard a Marine One helicopter was shown in live streaming on numerous media outlets broadcasting from outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Trump had tweeted earlier Monday that he’d be leaving the hospital at 6:30 p.m. He emerged at 6:39 pm., wearing a blue suit and blue-striped tie. 

Camera shutters clicked away as a few reporters shouted questions. The president only said, “Thank you,” before stopping briefly alongside a Secret Service vehicle to give another thumbs up to the media.

The helicopter lifted off at 6:46 p.m. for the flight back to the White House.

Trump spent the weekend at the medical center after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 p.m.,” Trump wrote on Twitter at 2:37 PM on Monday, Oct. 5. “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!”

The Associated Press, meanwhile, reported that Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said the president “may not entirely be out of the woods yet.” 

Conley added, however, that members of the president’s medical team “agree that all our evaluations and, most importantly, his clinical status support the president’s safe return home, where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care.”

Doctors also said Trump would continue receiving treatments at the White House, according to the AP.