Trump raised his fist in the air and boarded Marine One shortly after leaving the Bethesda, Maryland, medical center on Monday around 6:38 p.m. local time.
PRESIDENT TRUMP LEAVING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER pic.twitter.com/QZ66NW2AT8— Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou (@misyrlena) October 5, 2020
While at the facility, Trump was treated for the novel coronavirus with an experimental antibody therapy cocktail and a five-day course of remdesivir, an antiviral drug that is believed to shorten the necessary recovery time for COVID-19 patients.
The president paused for a photo shoot after Marine One touched down at the White House. Flanked by American flags, a unmasked Trump was seen saluting as his photographers snapped pictures of him.
Now with mask off, Trump stands on White House balcony to watch Marine One depart pic.twitter.com/WnTSP3UEgc— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 5, 2020
President Trump reportedly stated that he feels "real good" when asked for an update from Voice of America White House bureau chief Steve Herman.
While Trump has maintained that he is doing well, Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a physician on Trump's medical team, revealed Sunday that the US president was given dexamethasone, a steroid that has seen positive results in patients with severe COVID-19 infections, including those on ventilators.
"Though he may not be entirely out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and most importantly his clinical status, support the president's safe return home, where he'll be surrounded by world-class medical care 24/7," said Dr. Sean Conley, another physician to the president, said Monday.
A number of individuals close to Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, including first lady Melania Trump, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, presidential aide Hope Hicks, ex-counselor Kellyanne Conway and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who served as a debate coach for the president.