Here is a better shot than my fuzzy screen grabs of Trump emerging from the doors of Walter Reed:
New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi reports that areas within the White House residence are “being set up for the president to work from once he returns there tonight”.
Marine One has now landed on the White House lawn:
Trump leaves Walter Reed hospital
Moments ago, US President Donad Trump left Walter Reed hospital, where he was being treated for coronavirus. He wore a mask. He walked straight to the car, then paused briefly to give a thumbs up before climbing into the vehicle. Reporters yelled out one or two questions – Trump did not respond.
Instead he walked straight to the car and paused to give a thumbs up before climbing in.
Trump still has the coronavirus, is still contagious, and according to CDC guidelines, should remain in isolation until at least 10 days after his diagnosis, which came in the early hours of Friday.
He stopped to give a second thumbs up before climbing onto Marine One:
He will arrive at the White House any minute now.
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