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Trump briefly leaves Walter Reed; could be discharged Monday

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

Two days after being hospitalized with COVID-19, President Donald Trump briefly left Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday to salute supporters outside the hospital from his motorcade. 

Trump is continuing to improve, his team of physicians said late Sunday morning. Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley said the president has remained without a fever since Friday, and his team of physicians said if he continues to respond well to treatment, he could be discharged as soon as Monday.

Before the video was posted, Trump cruised by supporters in his sealed SUV, windows rolled up, driven by Secret Service agents in protective gear who were potentially exposed to the disease.

That drew the ire of Dr. James Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed, who called Trump’s actions “insanity.”

On Sunday evening, White House officials said Trump’s brief venture outside the hospital had been cleared by doctors.

Also on Sunday, Trump posted a video on social media from his hospital room.