Trump Leaves Hospital Monday Evening, as White House Cases Mount

  • Trump Leaves Hospital Monday Evening, as White House Cases Mount

  • Tony

    October 5, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    WASHINGTON—President Trump left the hospital with a cautious prognosis Monday after three days of treatment for Covid-19, returning to a White House roiled by the spread of the contagion among his top aides a month before he seeks re-election.

    Mr. Trump, wearing a surgical mask, walked out the front door of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been receiving treatment since Friday evening. Administration officials were making preparations for Mr. Trump to isolate in the White House residence, instead of the West Wing, where many senior aides work, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

    Shortly before 7 p.m., Mr. Trump exited Marine One and stood on a White House balcony, removed his mask, flashed two thumbs up and gave a salute.

    The president returned to a White House that has been shaken by the illness. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said early Monday she had tested positive and was going into isolation. Other people close to the president who have tested positive include Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, aide Hope Hicks, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former adviser Kellyanne Conway and director of Oval Office operations Nick Lun

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