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President Trump returns white house, removes mask for photo

US President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday evening after being treated for Covid-19 for three days at the hospital. Trump was spotted removing his mask to pose for photos on a balcony before walking into the residence.

Showing his fitness, Trump climbed up the South Portico stairs, instead of the elevators, to go to his residence as he went on to waive at the reporters.

The President went on to thank everyone gathered at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center but did not speak to the reporters at the White House before boarding the presidential helicopter. 

The president, after taking off his mask, stood up in the portico facing South Lawns for a few minutes and saluted Marine One.

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Earlier, he was discharged from the Walter Reed National Medical Center after doctors treating him found that he was fit enough to go back home.

“Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls,” Trump said in a tweet moments before leaving Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, a Maryland suburb of Washington DC.

His former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the president was strong and upbeat. “He’s a fighter and will not quit battling this virus or surrender to the liberal mob and forces out to destroy our country,” Sanders said in a tweet.

White House physician Dr Sean Conley informed at the Walter Reed National Military Center that Trump has exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria and has received another dose of remdesivir drug in his treatment of Covid-19.

According to Dr Brian Garibaldi, director of Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit, on Sunday evening, the president received his third dose of remdesivir and he tolerated that infusion without difficulty.

His kidney and liver function continued to be normal, he said.

“Our plan is to give the fourth dose of remdesivir this evening before he goes back to the White House, and we’ve made arrangements to deliver the fifth and final dose of his treatment course at the White House tomorrow evening,” Garibaldi added.

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