House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday, Oct. 5, reacted to President Donald Trump’s plan to return to the White House.
President Trump announced his return to the White House Monday afternoon after staying in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his CCP Virus (coronavirus) treatment, saying he is “Feeling really good!”
“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” the president tweeted. “Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge.”
“I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” he added.
In response to President Trump’s CCP Virus diagnosis, Pelosi called the president’s behavior a “brazen invitation for something like this to happen.” She suggested Monday that President Trump politicized his plan to return to the White House, which she deemed was not supported by science, reported The Hill.
“The president could be going back to the White House and become a long-hauler, someone who has consequences from this virus,” Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC.
“He should not be dealing with it politically to make it look like he overcame the virus because he’s had such good policies. … In fact, he has been very destructive and dangerous to the country,” Pelosi added.
President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed and returned to the White House on Monday evening. His medical team said that he “may not entirely be out of the woods yet” but met “most of his discharge requirements” on Sunday afternoon.
The medical team told reporters Monday that President Trump has not been on fever-reducing medicine for over 72 hours and the “clinical status supports the president’s safe return home.”
Pelosi, however, expressed doubt about the medical team’s decision to discharge the president from the hospital.
“I hope that we could trust them, but what is disconcerting is that we know that the president’s physicians present a report that must be approved by the president,” she said. “That’s not scientific. That is not what the public is owed about the state of health of the president of the United States.”
President Trump kept working after his diagnosis on Friday and his admission to Walter Reed. The president provided several videos thanking Americans, medical staff, and foreign countries’ leaders for their support and updating his condition. He even made a surprise visit to his supporters who gathered outside of the military hospital to wish him a swift recovery.
The president promised his supporters shortly before departing Walter Reed that he will be back on the campaign trail soon.
Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020