President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that he’s ‘feeling really good’ and would be leaving the military hospital where he’s being treated for coronavirus at 6.30 p.m. today.
Trump also downplayed COVID-19 again, a respiratory disease that has killed more than 210,000 people in the United States and infected more than 7.3 million Americans.
He urged Americans not to “be afraid of Covid.” “Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge,” he said.
“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!” he wrote.
Health experts warned that Trump was not out of the woods yet even with his VIP treatment, as it takes days for some patients infected with coronavirus to take a turn for the worse.
TV commentators described Trump’s tweet as reckless and an an insult to hundreds of thousands of Americans who have died from the disease, and those who have contracted the virus and are still suffering from long terms effects of the virus.
In another tweet, the President responded to critics who said it was reckless for him to go out on Sunday for a photo op with his supporters who gathered at the Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, outside Washington DC.
“It is reported that the Media is upset because I got into a secure vehicle to say thank you to the many fans and supporters who were standing outside of the hospital for many hours, and even days, to pay their respect to their President. If I didn’t do it, Media would say RUDE!!!” he wrote.