Video footage of President Donald Trump’s Friday night interview with Fox News medical contributor Marc Seigel shows the president explaining why he drove past Walter Reed Medical Center to greet supporters of the presidential limo after his positive diagnosis of COVID-19 over the weekend.
“Could you tell me about why you went outside in PPE, the route you took and the supporters, and what you were thinking when you did that,” Seigel asked.
“Well, I had a very large number of people, I could hear them from the hospital, and I was very high up, and you know, there is a very fortified military hospital which is built to the highest standards. high, and yet through those very powerful windows I could hear people screaming and screaming with love, with real love, ”President Trump said.
President @realDonaldTrump on why he dropped by to greet his supporters outside of Walter Reed
“I could hear people screaming and screaming with love, with real love.”
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The president continued, “And after two days I said, ‘I want to go out and say hello to people, and I’ve been to the Secret Service, and these are the people who are with me all the time, and they have said ‘We have no problem sir, take a drive and wave, and you saw what happened. It was a great show of love there, I don’t think there was a single negative person, and there was a lot, a lot, a lot of people, but I don’t think there was someone negative there … they went crazy when they saw the van go by.
President Trump went to greet supporters who gathered outside the hospital to wish him good luck.
“I thought it was very important to show them my affection, they were standing there 24 hours a day,” he said, adding, “and I just thought, you know, I like. people in this country, and I thought it would have been very disrespectful if I was there for three, three and a half days, and these people are out there late at night, early in the morning and I didn’t go out and at least gave them a little sign. “
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