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President Trump Discharged From Walter Reed Medical Center After 3-Night Stay for COVID-19

Analysis  |  By Jack O'Brien  
   October 05, 2020

President Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center Friday evening after testing positive for COVID-19.

President Donald Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center Monday evening, following a three-night stay after testing positive for COVID-19.

Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that he would be discharged from the medical center based in Bethesda, Maryland at 6:30 p.m. 

"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M.," he tweeted. "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!"

The President left the facility aboard Marine One to return to the White House and tweeted his promise to resume campaigning "soon."

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Trump tweeted early Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Subsequently, he was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center Friday evening after testing positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday, Trump briefly left Walter Reed Medical Center in a motorcade to surprise supporters.

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As of Monday evening, the COVID-19 outbreak has infected more than 7 million and killed more than 210,000 Americans.

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Trump's discharge comes two days before the first and only 2020 vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, (D-Calif.), is scheduled to take place.

Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

Photo credit: President Donald J. Trump announced he has contracted COVID-19 on Twitter on Friday morning via Twitter. / Editorial credit: Siraj Ahmad /

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