Reprinted with permission from DailyKos
In the late afternoon on Sunday, Donald Trump released a minute long video saying he was feeling better and "It's been a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about COVID. I learned it by really going to school. This is the REAL school. This isn't the 'let's read the book' school. And I get it. And I understand it. And it's a very interesting thing."
He also teased that he was going to go out and see his supporters who have gathered around Walter Reed Medical Center. A strange thing to say, but an even stranger thing to do for the administration that has spent the better part of the last 72 hours telling everyone how seriously Trump and his handlers take everybody's health. Trump then appeared in video in a long line of black SUVs, waving from a closed window.
An attending physician at Walter Reed Medical Center wrote on Twitter "That Presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play."
After his short drive around the block, Trump reportedly returned to his hospital space at Walter Reed. There are secret service in those vehicles and secret service that has to get moving throughout the medical facility to make sure this can happen. There have already been reports of Trump's Secret Service detail feeling "unsafe as a result of Trump's actions."
One thing is known for sure about Donald Trump's condition: he has COVID-19.
Just sent this video to a Secret Service source who responded: "So reckless and careless and heartless" https://t.co/5DE6Y9GSEe— Elizabeth Landers (@Elizabeth Landers)1601847415.0
Is this supposed to project strength or a neurological problem? https://t.co/OceBpVWCuD— Sam Seder (@Sam Seder)1601848583.0
Here's that medical reminder.
A Walter Reed attending physician 👇 https://t.co/U193rzcXal— A.P. Joyce (@A.P. Joyce)1601848008.0
Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be qu… https://t.co/QPUT4AAYWX— Dr. James P. Phillips, MD (@Dr. James P. Phillips, MD)1601847066.0
A former USSS agent who was an agent on the presidential protection division and served under two presidents texts: https://t.co/Box0q96A7G— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1601850616.0
Trump in that video message right before this ride: “I learned a lot about COVID...” https://t.co/74B1FkOFrn— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1601847604.0
Finally, there are heroes here.
I get that the secret service are meant to be willing to take a bullet for the President, but what if the President… https://t.co/hsLWIWqpGC— Justin Wolfers (@Justin Wolfers)1601848200.0
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