President Donald Trump is making progress over COVID-19 and could return to the White House as early as Monday afternoon, officials say, while Vice President Pence has tested negative and is preparing for a debate on Wednesday.
Plus, more top stories in conservative politics.
President Trump could be back in the White House Monday afternoon
President Donald Trump could leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and return to the White House as early as late Monday, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Monday morning stating that officials are “still optimistic,” Politico reported.
Physicians say Trump’s health is improving and said he could be discharged as early as Monday to continue the remainder of his treatment under self-isolation at the White House.
President Trump takes brief car ride to salute supporters
On Sunday, President Donald Trump left his hospital room and took a brief car ride to salute numerous supporters who had gathered outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to show their support, The Hill and Click Orlando reported.
The presidential motorcade of a number of SUVs made a pass by the crowd. A masked President Trump waved at supporters from inside his presidential SUV.
Major media distorts truth to make it appear Trump taking reckless actions
Headlines across mainstream media tried to make the short motorcade drive by President Trump appear to be a reckless action against medical advice. However, White House Press Secretary Judd Deere said doctors approved the brief ride Trump took isolated in the back of his presidential limousine.
“President Trump took a short, last-minute motorcade ride to wave to his supporters outside and has now returned to the Presidential Suite inside Walter Reed,” Judd Deere, deputy White House press secretary, said in a statement.
“Appropriate precautions were taken in the execution of this movement to protect the President and all those supporting it, including PPE,” Deere added. “The movement was cleared by the medical team as safe to do.”
Vice President Pence has tested negative for COVID-19 twice in three days
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, second lady Karen Pence, have both tested negative twice for COVID-19 in the past three days. Pence is scheduled to participate in a debate against Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.
Meanwhile, Pence will continue campaigning this week with no changes to protocols meant to prevent him from becoming infected, Fox reported.