Coronavirus: Trump returns to hospital after ‘surprise visit’ to supporters outside
US President Donald Trump returned to the hospital where he is being treated for the novel coronavirus after driving past and waving to supporters outside.
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Seen in a dark face mask, waving to crowds, the president’s motorcade rolled past before returning to the Walter Reed military hospital near Washington.
“We’re going to pay a little surprise to some of the great patriots that we have out on the street,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter shortly before his appearance.
“I’m about to make a little surprise visit.”
“I learned a lot about #COVID. I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn’t the let’s read the books school,” says US President @realDonaldTrump before leaving hospital in his car to wave to supporters gathered outside.https://t.co/RWgHRK5LFH pic.twitter.com/4z9bjewwbv— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) October 4, 2020
Trump also said he “learned a lot about Covid” by “really going to school,” as he has battled the virus in hospital.
“This is the real school. This isn’t the ‘let’s read the books school,’ and I get it, and I understand it, and it’s a very interesting thing,” he added.
Trump’s doctors said Sunday that he has “continued to improve,” adding that he could be discharged as early as Monday.