Trump makes first public appearance after hospitalisation

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump made his first public appearance at the White House on Saturday since he returned from hospitalisation for COVID-19, reports Xinhua news agency.

“I am feeling great,” Trump told hundreds of supporters from the Truman Balcony, which overlooks the South Lawn.

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He went on speaking for about 18 minutes, attacking Democrats while stressing “law and order,” a central theme of his reelection campaign.

A White House spokesperson said it was “an official event” not a campaign.

Saturday was the 10th day since Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

The president had completed his therapy and been medically cleared for public events but the White House won’t say when the last he tested negative.

— BERNAMA