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LATEST: Trump discharge decision coming; president tweets furiously

By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution #local-all (CNT)

A decision over whether to discharge President Donald Trump from Walter Reed Medical Center will be made later today, according to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Meadows said he had spoken with his boss earlier in the morning. Meadows told Fox News Trump is continuing to improve “and is ready to get back to a normal working schedule.”

Trump began the fourth day of his Walter Reed Medical Center hospitalization with a barrage on Twitter, attempting to refocus the nation on his reelection campaign and away from the fact the leader of the free world has contracted the coronavirus.

On Sunday, Trump’s team of physicians, led by Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley, said the president has remained without a fever since Friday, and if he continues to respond well to treatment, he could be discharged as soon as today.

Trump began tweeting shortly after 6:15 a.m. Monday, and then followed with a barrage of a dozen more tweets, averaging one a minute, touting his support for the Space Force, law and order, religious liberty and the military, among other issues.

On Sunday, Trump briefly left Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday to salute supporters outside the hospital from his motorcade. While his brief period outside the hospital drew the ire of one Walter Reed attending physician, White House officials said the trip had been cleared by doctors.