Continuation and end of the coronavirus episode for Donald Trump? Hospitalized on Friday October 2, the American president has raised many questions in recent days. If his doctor, Sean Conley, had wanted to be reassuring, dissonant voices were heard over the weekend. But, Donald Trump has announced that he will leave the hospital on Monday at 12:30 a.m. (French time). The President of the United States, impatient to give at least the image of a candidate mobilized by his campaign 29 days before the election seeing him run for a second term, will therefore have been hospitalized for three days since his admission on Friday evening, less than 24 hours after testing positive for Covid-19.
“I will be leaving the formidable Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 pm,” the Republican billionaire tweeted. “Feel really good”, “better than 20 years ago!”, He insisted. He took the opportunity to try to present himself as invigorated by this ordeal, and to defend once again his management of the pandemic, criticized from all sides. “Do not be afraid of the Covid. Do not let it dominate your life”, he hammered. “We have developed good medicine and good knowledge under the Trump administration.”
I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. 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!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
“Although he may not yet be completely out of the woods, the team and I agree that all of our exams and especially his clinical condition allow for a safe return. at home, “said White House physician Dr. Sean Conley. “He will benefit from world-class medical care 24 hours a day,” he added, adding that some treatments administered to Donald Trump were experimental.
Many experts have wondered in recent hours about a hasty discharge from the hospital. But this is by no means a return to normalcy: Donald Trump will remain confined to the presidency for a while, equipped to continue to be treated. He will therefore still be deprived of travel to key states to try to catch up in the polls against Democrat Joe Biden. But the White House looks more and more like a virulent hotbed of the coronavirus.
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After the president, his wife Melania, his close advisor Hope Hicks and several other members of his team, it is Kayleigh McEnany, spokesman for Donald Trump, who announced Monday that he had tested positive for Covid-19. On several occasions in recent days, she has addressed journalists without wearing a mask. This announcement, after three days of cacophonous communication on the state of health of the president of the world’s leading power, further strengthens the image of an executive who has not taken the full measure of the epidemic.
The presidential doctor ended up admitting on Sunday that his patient’s initial condition had been more serious than what had been officially declared at first, reinforcing the impression of a real lack of transparency, even of real concern at the height of the illness. Turning around on his press briefing on Saturday, Dr Sean Conley confirmed that Donald Trump did need oxygen on Friday, for about an hour, at the White House, an episode deemed sufficiently disturbing for decide to hospitalize him the same evening.
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The doctor also announced another episode of decreased oxygen saturation that occurred on Saturday morning. And also on Saturday, the doctors administered a third treatment, dexamethasone, a corticosteroid effective against severe forms of Covid-19, in addition to the antiviral remdesivir and the experimental cocktail from the company Regeneron, which he received from Friday. Dr Conley admitted that he had not revealed this incident the day before to project an “optimistic” picture.
Avalanche of tweets
The family and entourage of Donald Trump are indeed trying to portray a president “fighter” ready to overcome the disease and return to the ring. From Sunday, with his brief outing to greet his supporters from his car in front of the hospital, the ex-real estate mogul had expressed his impatience to resume his campaign. Because opposite, Joe Biden, 77, who has maintained or even increased his lead in voting intentions after the confused debate last week against Donald Trump, continues his campaign at his own pace. He went to Florida on Monday, one of the key states that the outgoing president must win again, as in 2016, to maintain any hope of victory at the national level.
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Monday, in the absence of travel on the ground, the Republican billionaire resumed a very strong pace on Twitter, after having been in withdrawal since his positive test for the coronavirus. Even before sunrise over the federal capital of the United States, the president-candidate embarked on a long series of short tweets, capital letters and exclamation marks in support, calling on his supporters to vote. “STOCK MARKETS ON THE RISE. VOTE!”. “THE STRONGEST ARMY EVER. VOTE!”. “LAW AND ORDER. VOTE!”. “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. VOTE!”. “HARDEST TAX DROP IN HISTORY AND ANOTHER COMING. VOTE!”. “FORCE OF SPACE. VOTE!”. “FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTED FAKE NEWS MEDIA. VOTE!”.