Trump speaks from Walter Reed: I will be back soon [Video]

October 4, 2020
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Trump speaks at Walter Reed

By Abankula, with agency report

US President Donald Trump, convalescing at Walter Reed Hospital has spoken again. He said he will be back soon.

In the video posted on his Twitter account, he thanked the medical personnel at Walter Reed and in his hyperbolic way of speaking , he called them the finest in the world.

He also thanked Americans, world leaders and politicians in the US, across the divide, who have expressed some sympathy for him.

He said he feels much better now as the doctors are working hard to get him back to ‘make America great”.

Watch the video:

In the four-minute video, Trump, looking tired and wearing a jacket and open-necked shirt, said the next few days would be crucial in his fight against the coronavirus.

“Over the next period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test, so we’ll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days,” Trump said, seated at a round table in front of an American flag.

The address came hours after differing assessments of his health from administration officials left it unclear how ill the president had become since he tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday night, a matter of enormous public concern.

A White House team of doctors said on Saturday morning that Trump’s condition was improving and that he was already talking about returning to the White House.

One doctor said Trump had told them “‘I feel like I could walk out of here today.’”

Within minutes, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows gave reporters a less rosy assessment, telling reporters, “The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”

Meadows, whose initial comments were delivered on condition that he not be identified, altered his tone hours later, telling Reuters that Trump was doing “very well” and that “doctors are very pleased with his vital signs.”

Meadows did not clarify the discrepancy in his comments.

Trump was flown from the White House to Walter Reed, near Washington, about 17 hours after he announced his illness. Administration officials, who described the move as precautionary, said he would stay at the hospital for several day

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