Trump returns to the Oval Office


WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump, who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19, returned to the Oval Office for the first time after being discharged from hospital two days earlier.

White House officials said the president walked from the residence to his official office on Wednesday afternoon, where briefings were held for him on the stalled talks on stimulus measures in connection with the coronavirus and Hurricane Delta.

Trump tweeted shortly thereafter that he had been briefed on the storm and said that he had discussed preparations with the governors of Texas and Louisiana.

The President wants to address the American people in the near future, but the details of his speech have not yet been determined, White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern told reporters.

“As you’ve seen, there have been videos on Twitter, which are a pretty simple and effective way for him to get the message across,” Morgenstern explained. “Of course, we always consider this way of delivering the next message to the country.”

Trump has not had COVID-19 symptoms for more than 24 hours and is stable, White House physician Sean Conley said earlier Wednesday.

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