Trump leaves hospital, returns to White House

Trump after being released from Walter Reed Hospital: Don’t let the virus dominate you. The vaccines are coming momentarily.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 4:02 AM

Trump departs Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Trump departs Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

US President Donald Trump on Monday evening departed the Walter Reed Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since Friday after contracting the coronavirus.

The President, who was wearing a mask and walking on his own, did not respond to questions from reporters.

He then boarded Marine One and returned to the White House.

Upon his return to the White House, the President released a short video in which he promised that a vaccine for COVID-19 would be coming soon.

“I just left Walter Reed Medical Center and it’s really something very special. The doctors, the nurses, the first responders, and I learned so much about coronavirus,” said Trump.

“One thing’s for certain: Don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. We’re going to beat it. We have the best medical equipment, we have the best medicines, all developed recently. We’re the greatest country in the world. The vaccines are coming momentarily,” he added.

Earlier on Monday, Trump announced on Twitter he would be released from the hospital.

Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, later told reporters that Trump would be receiving the best available 24/7 medical care at the White House and hoped the President would be "where he is today or better" by the beginning of next week.

Conley added that as general practice, hospital staff prefer to release patients at the earliest convenience to make room for incoming cases.