Last Updated on October 4, 2020
President Donald Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center after posting a short video address stating his intentions to briefly leave the hospital and visit the large number of supporters gathered outside.
“I also think we’re going to pay a little surprise to some of the great patriots that we have out on the street,” said President Trump. “They’ve been out there for a long time, and they’ve got Trump flags, and they love our country. I’m not telling anybody but you, but I’m about to make a little surprise visit.”
President Trump then left the hospital by vehicle and waved at his supporters outside as it drove slowly through the crowds.
— Taurean Small (@taureansmall) October 4, 2020
Trump drives by the press and supporters outside Walter Reed hospital. pic.twitter.com/3phtKthqTH
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) October 4, 2020
BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump greets supporters outside of Walter Reed:
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 4, 2020
Explaining his decision to greet supporters, who began gathering outside Walter Reed Medical Center after the president made the decision to move to the facility, President Trump said:
“When I look at the enthusiasm, and we have enthusiasm like probably nobody’s ever have, people love the job that we’re doing, so it’s been a very interesting period,” said the president.
The president also spoke briefly about COVID-19, saying his first hand experience with the disease has been insightful.
“I learned a lot about COVID, I learned it by really going to school. “I get it, and I understand it, and it’s a very interesting thing,” said President Trump. “In the mean time, we love the USA and we love what’s happening. Thank you.”
President Trump recently released his first video address to the American public since entering the hospital, saying he is in good health and explaining that he went to the hospital because he refused to be sequestered in the upstairs living area of the White House.