President Donald Trump briefly left the hospital Sunday in his car to wave to supporters gathered outside.
The president’s visit came shortly after he promised his supporters “a surprise” in a video posted a video on social media.
“We’re getting great reports from the doctors – this is a great hospital, Walter Reed. The work they so is absolutely amazing and I want to thank them all: the nurses, the doctors – everybody here” the President began.
I’ve also gotten to meet some of the soldiers and the first responders, and what a group. I also think we’re going to pay a little surprise to some of the great patriots that we have out on the street and they’ve been out there a long time and they’ve got Trump flags and they love our country so — I’m telling anybody but you, but I’m about to make a little surprise visit.”
“It’s been a very interesting journey,” Trump continued. “I learned a lot about COVID. I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn’t the let’s read the books school. And I get it, and I understand it. And it’s a very interesting thing.”
Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino – best known as the president’s social media specialist – posted pictures of the president’s drive-by greeting. Since his admission to the hospital on Friday, hundreds of Trump supporters have gathered for an around-the-clock rally in support of the Commander-in-Chief.
POTUS goes for a ride to thank supporters who have gathered outside of Walter Reed Medical Center… pic.twitter.com/xJ1OoqFTIE
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) October 4, 2020
Earlier in the day, Trump’s doctor said he “continued to improve” and suggested he could be discharged as early as Monday.
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Christina Botteri is the Executive Editor of The Tennessee Star and the Star News Network. The Associated Press contributed to the support.
Photo “President Trump Surprise” by Dan Scavino.