Daily US Times: US President Donald Trump has surprised supporters gathered outside the Walter Reed hospital, where he is being treated with Covid-19 by riding past in a motorcade.
Wearing a mask, Mr Trump waved inside a car moments after tweeting that he would pay a “surprise visit.”
The Republican President, who has been criticised for his handling of the pandemic, also said he had learned a lot about the virus.
Earlier, his doctors said he continued to improve and might be discharged as early as Monday.
Dr Sean Conley said Mr Trump’s oxygen level dropped twice since his diagnosis, and he was started on a steroid called dexamethasone.
The President was given extra oxygen at least once after testing positive for Covid-19, said Dr Conley, who also sought to clarify earlier confusion caused by conflicting statements about Mr Trump’s condition.
The President – dressed in a suit jacket and shirt with no tie – said in a tweed: “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 books school. I get it and I understand it. It’s a very interesting thing, I’ll be letting you know about it.”
Mr Trump’s diagnosis, which he made public in a tweet early on Friday, has upended his election campaign. Mr Trump faces Democratic candidate Joe Biden on 3 November.
Dr Conley said Mr. Trump’s oxygen level dropped for the first time on Friday morning at the White House. Dr. Conley said this while speaking at a news conference at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center close to Washington DC.
He said the President had a high fever, and an oxygen level below 94% – a healthy person’s level is 95% or higher.