Last Updated on October 4, 2020
President Donald Trump has released his second video address since receiving a positive test for COVID-19, again thanking supporters and pledging to go outside and visit the crowd of Americans that gathered in front of Walter Reed Medical Center after the president moved to the hospital.
“We’re getting great reports from the doctors, this is an incredible hospital,” President Trump began. “I’ve also gotten to meet some of the soldiers and the first res ponders, and what a group.”
President Trump then suggested he planned to leave the hospital for the first time since entering, if only briefly, to thank his supporters who crowded the front of the facility after President Trump made the decision to move to Walter Reed.
UPDATE: President Trump left Walter Reed to greet his 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. 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.”
“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 thanks to the “miracle” experimental drugs he is taking, and explaining that he went to the hospital because he refused to be sequestered in the upstairs living area of the White House.