Despite his corona disease, the American president paid his supporters a surprise visit to the hospital. However, his journey also aroused great indignation.
The brief exit of US President Donald Trump, who was infected with the coronavirus, drew sharp criticism from doctors and US senators. “Every person in the vehicle must be quarantined for 14 days on this completely unnecessary drive by the president,” said Dr. James Phillips, attending physician at Walter Reed Military Hospital, where Trump is hospitalized for his infection. ‘You could get sick. You could die. Because of political theater. ‘ The irresponsibility is astonishing.
Trump was on Sunday night on video with a mask in the backseat of a black SUV in Bethesda, north of Washington, to watch him wave to his followers. Two people were in the front seats of the vehicle.
White House spokesman Judd Deere described the column as “a short trip of short duration to greet his supporters.” Trump then quickly returned to his hospital suite.
After his trip, Democratic Senator Brian Schatz accused Trump of endangering his own security people: “You are aware of the risk involved in the job, but the risk should not come from the person being protected.” He said that “reasonable precautions” had been taken prior to the trip to protect the president and those who supported him. “The ride was judged safe by the medical team,” he said. The passenger in the car appeared to be wearing a plastic visor over his face, a gas mask and a medical suit.
In a video message for the trip, later published on Trump’s Twitter profile, the president said, “I’m going to make a little surprise visit.” He praised the “great patriots” outside the hospital. He learned a lot about the virus. “This is the real school,” he said, referring to his illness. It’s different from reading about it. “I understand, and it’s something very interesting, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, we love the US and we love what’s happening,” Trump said – without clarifying what he meant by that.
Personal Doctor: Trump’s health continues to improve
Trump’s corona infection was announced on the US East Coast shortly after midnight on Friday. It can be assumed that it can still be contagious. Patients who test positive for the virus are generally quarantined for 14 days. This is the typical incubation period for the coronavirus to avoid infecting others.
Trump fans cheer for the clinic: The US president has waved to his supporters from the car. (Source: Cheriss May / Reuters)
Trump’s health has continued to improve, according to his personal physician Sean Conley. However, as with any illness, there are ups and downs, Conley said Sunday in front of Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda near Washington. If Trump continues to do as well as he did on Sunday, “we hope we get fired from the White House already. can plan tomorrow ”, confirmed the doctor Brian Garibaldi.