Donald Trump has officially been discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center following his Coronavirus diagnosis and he is back at the White House. Although he tweeted that he was feeling “better” than he did 20 years ago, video has surfaced of the president appearing to gasp for air.
The president arrived to the White House on Monday (Oct. 5) a little before 7 pm ET. Before entering, he stopped and faced the media and immediately took off his mask — although he tested positive for Coronavirus a few days ago.
Before giving a salute and thumbs up, Trump was seen on video gasping for air and looking like he was in pain.
Earlier Monday, the president took to Twitter to say that he was feeling “really good” before he was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital.
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M,” he tweeted. “Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid[-19]. 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!”
During his short stay at the center, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley says Trump was given a Regeneron polyclonal antibody cocktail, aspirin, vitamin D, zinc, famotidine and melatonin.
On Sunday (Oct. 4), Conley told reporters that the president would be discharged and his condition monitored. “There are frequent ups and downs... particularly when a patient is being so closely watched 24 hours a day,” he said. “If he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course.”
“Gasping” is now a trending topic on Twitter as many Americans believe the president’s condition is worse than he wants people to believe.
Check out the videos of Trump arriving back at the White House below.