Mr Trump addressed Americans from hospital on Saturday, saying he was feeling better.
In a four-minute video posted on Twitter, Mr Trump, looking tired and wearing a jacket and open-necked shirt, said he “wasn’t feeling so well” when he first arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre and that the next few days would be crucial in his fight against coronavirus.
Mr Trump’s doctor insisted on Saturday that he was doing “very well” while being treated for Covid-19 at a military hospital.
Mr Trump said he had been given the option of staying in the White House but he “had no choice because I just didn’t want to stay” and be “locked up in a room upstairs and totally safe and just say: ‘Hey, whatever happens happens.’
“I can’t do that. We have to confront problems. As a leader you have to confront problems. There’s never been a great leader that would have done that,” Mr Trump told his supporters.
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