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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Oct 24, 2020 - World

Poland's president tests positive for coronavirus

Duda. Photo: Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesperson announced on Saturday.

The big picture: Duda is reportedly feeling well and in isolation. His positive test comes amid a massive uptick in COVID-19 throughout the country and elsewhere across Europe.

  • Poland had previously warded off the virus with relative success, but is now facing a massive influx of cases that threatens to overwhelm its medical system.
  • The nation on Saturday tracked "13,628 new cases and 179 new deaths — a record number of deaths in one day since the start of pandemic," AP reports.

Pence to continue traveling despite aides testing positive for COVID-19

Marc Short with Pence in March. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force. Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for the virus on Sunday morning, according to the vice president's office.