US President Donald Trump discharged from hospital after coronavirus scare

President Donald Trump walks out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after receiving treatments for coronavirus, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP)

US President Donald Trump was discharged from the hospital Monday evening after spending nearly four days at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the coronavirus.

Trump was taken to the hospital on Oct. 2, hours after he and his wife, Melania, tested positive.

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Trump announced via Twitter that he would be leaving the hospital after “feeling really good!” The president said: “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

Shortly before Trump was discharged, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took a swipe at the president. “Now that President Trump is busy tweeting campaign messages, I would ask him to do this: Listen to the scientists. Support masks. Support mask mandates nationwide,” Biden tweeted.

The two are scheduled to face off in their second televised debate on Oct. 15. Biden said Monday that he would participate as long as experts said it was safe to do so.

But Trump said that he would be back on the campaign trail soon.

In the days following his positive test, several White House officials and politicians close to the president tested positive.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced that she tested positive for the virus on Monday morning “while experiencing no symptoms.” Two other senior White House staff and more mid-level employees also tested positive, Bloomberg reported.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Oct. 5, 2020. (Reuters)

Supporters of US President Donald Trump outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Oct. 5, 2020. (Reuters)

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