Updated Oct 5, 2020 - Health

Trump, still infected with the coronavirus, says: "Maybe I'm immune"

President Trump, who is still infected with the coronavirus, declared in a video released to his Twitter account: "Now I'm better and maybe I'm immune."

Reality check: Though Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening, White House physician Sean Conley said that the president "may not be entirely out of the woods yet."

Of note: Trump said in the video people shouldn't let the virus "dominate you." It followed his earlier comments posted to Twitter, saying: "Don't be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life."

  • Upon reaching the White House earlier Monday, Trump took off his mask and saluted Marine One after returning from the Walter Reed Medical Center. He then went into the White House, still maskless and infected with COVID-19.

What they're saying: The COVID Survivors for Change, issued a statement criticizing the president for the tweet, which the non-partisan grassroots group called "callous" and "dangerous."

  • Chris Kocher, the group's executive director, said in an emailed statement, "The president has access to medical treatments that aren’t available to most people, and it very well may have saved his life. But more than 200,000 people are dead [from the virus] on his watch."

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout

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