Trump Announces Release from Hospital, Urges 'Don't Be Afraid of COVID'


President Donald Trump announced Monday that he would be leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center later in the day.

“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good!” he tweeted.

“Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life,” Trump added. “We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

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In an earlier tweet on Monday, the president addressed the issue of taking a ride in front of the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, the previous day to thank supporters.

“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,” he wrote.

“If I didn’t do it, Media would say RUDE!!!” Trump continued.

Many in the establishment media chastised the president for potentially endangering Secret Service agents who rode in the SUV with him.

Former Secret Service agent and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino addressed the issue on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, saying the media should back off.

“These guys and the women of the Secret Service are the ones that had the nerve to do it,” Bongino said.

“These media buffoons. You clowns who don’t know the first thing about honor, dignity or courage. I know you wouldn’t get in that car with the president with a mask or a full bubble suit because you’re chumps and cowards and spineless losers,” he said.

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Both Trump and the agents appeared to be wearing masks.

“They would do it again tomorrow,” Bongino said. “So how about you just shut your mouths, put your caboose in a chair and sit this one out.”

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“Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt noted the Secret Service agents who volunteered may have already had COVID-19 and speculated a plexiglass shield also might have separated them from the president in the back seat.

Trump released multiple videos since being admitted to Walter Reed on Friday reassuring Americans that he is on the road to recovery.

According to White House physician Sean Conley, components of the president’s treatment have included the antiviral drug Remdesivir, Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail, the steroid dexamethasone, as well as zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and daily aspirin.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
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We Hold These Truths
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