The president has taken a break from public events after testing positive for the coronavirus last week.
Sean Conley, Trump’s doctor, said in a memo Thursday afternoon that the president had completed his therapy for Covid-19 and has remained stable since returning from hospital on Monday. Conley wrote that Trump could resume public engagements on Saturday.
Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center one day after his test positive last week. His doctors, including Conley, were elusive at the time they asked specific questions about the president’s health, particularly his lung scans, and when he last tested negative for the disease.
When Hannity asked if he had tested negative for the virus since his diagnosis, Trump said he would likely take a test on Friday.
“There’s no need to test all the time,” he said.
Trump’s diagnosis threw a wrench into the campaign’s plans, particularly with the one Reconciliation the second presidential debate in a virtual matter. The debate organizers said the move was to ensure the safety of everyone involved, but Trump was furious about the change and announced that he would not attend. His campaign accused the bipartisan Presidential Debate Commission of acting in ways that benefit Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
On Thursday evening, the campaign said Conley’s memo made it clear that there was “no medical reason” for the Commission to change the parameters of the debate. But Frank Fahrenkopf, co-founder and Republican co-founder of the commission, told The Associated Press announced late Thursday that there was no way the commission would hold the second debate in person, regardless of Trump’s protests.
Even so, the president had time to hear his voice from his detention in the White House. He was particularly active on Twitter in the days following his hospitalization, getting involved on a lively Thursday interview with Maria Bartiromo from Fox Business.
Trump announced his diagnosis last week when dozens of people in his inner circle tested positive for the disease. The spread is likely related to a number of personal Republican events in which the president recently attended.
Despite the diagnosis, the Trump campaign continued to take an lAx stance towards guidelines designed to prevent the virus from spreading. Trump’s son Donald Jr. participated in an indoor campaign Thursday that saw few people wear masks.