After spending the weekend in the hospital, President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Center Monday evening and returned to the White House. Although he was well enough to leave the hospital and continue his fight against COVID-19 his medical team still says he "may not entirely be out of the woods yet."
Trump walked out of Walter Reed dressed in a navy suit and tie and wearing a face mask. He acknowledged supporters and media with a fist pump and a thumbs-up as he got into his black SUV and headed to Marine One.
Before his discharge from the hospital, the president hinted to his return to the White House saying he is "feeling really good!"
"Don’t be afraid of Covid," Trump said in a tweet. "Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge."
The reelection campaign stayed at the forefront of the president's thoughts during the time he was receiving treatment at Walter Reed. He promised his supporters on Twitter that he would be back in the saddle soon.
Dr. Sean Conley, Trump's personal physician, hosted a press conference updating his supporters on the president's progress and condition.
"The president may not entirely be out of the woods yet," Conley said, but added that his "clinical status supports the president’s safe return home," where he said he will be monitored by medical staff “24/7."
The doctor assured the press that the president met "most of his discharge requirements." He noted that there was nothing being done at the hospital that couldn't safely be done at home.
Upon his return to the White House, the president walked out on to the balcony overlooking the South Lawn, decorated with American flags, and saluted military officers and Marine One as it departed.