Trump makes first public appearance since hospital stay: ‘I’m feeling great’

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump makes his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. The White House has refused to declare that he is no longer contagious, and the gathering of hundreds of people on the South Lawn goes ahead despite the guidance of public health officials.

Trump delivers an address on his support for law enforcement from Blue Room balcony to a friendly crowd. The president wears a mask as he walks for the speech but takes it off to make his remarks. He receives an enthusiastic response from his supporters.

“I’m feeling great,” says Trump, who says he is thankful for their good wishes and prayers as he recovers.

Trump is also priming for a Florida rally on Monday.

— AP

US President Donald Trump removes his face mask to speak from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, October 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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