Upon his return to the White House, President Trump wasted little time getting the camera rolling, as he released a video declaring “Now I’m better.” He followed that with a zinger that will keep cable news show’s talking heads fueled with content for hours. “And maybe I’m immune, I don’t know.”
The president went on to encourage the public to not live in fear of the virus. “Don’t let it dominate, don’t let it take over your lives, don’t let that happen,” he said.
Trump spent three days at Walter Reed Medical National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19. The president was given several drugs to treat his infection, including an antibody cocktail, a steroid and an anti-viral.
Many people have come out and criticized the president for possibly returning to the White House too soon, while Trump explained in his video he has a different perspective and feels it is his duty to get back to work. “We’re going back, we’re going back to work, we’re going to be out front. As your leader, I had to do that–I knew there’s danger to it but I had to do it. I stood out front, I led. Nobody who’s a leader would not do what I did. And I know there’s a risk, there’s a danger but that’s OK.”
The White House staff also continues their recovery from the coronavirus. Along with the president and first lady, senior aide Hope Hicks and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany are all battling the virus. In the past few days, Republican Senators Thom Tillis, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson have all also tested positive.