Trump says he is leaving Walter Reed

President Trump tweets at the world that he is leaving Walter Reed and tells Americans and the wider public "not to be afraid of COVID".

Photo by Tia Dufour

A few minutes ago, President Trump made the following statement:

"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. 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!"

The press briefing is expected to take place at 3 pm. The microphones have been set up and the garbage bag was removed. 

WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino emerged from Walter Reed at about 3:11 pm. Both were masked. They were followed by Dr. Sean Conley and the president's medical team, who are now briefing. 

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