“I want to begin by thanking all of the incredible medical professionals, the doctors, the nurses, everybody at Walter Reed Hospital. I think it’s the finest in the world,” President Trump said in his second videotaped address to Americans from his hospital suite.
I came here—I wasn’t feeling so well, I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be all the way back because we still have to Make America Great Again.” Trump also said he looks forward to getting back on the campaign trail. “I’ll be back. I think I’ll be back soon,” he said.
President Trump explained that he’s fighting for everyone from his hospital room.
“They’re miracles-and people criticize me for saying that—but they’re miracles,” President Trump said, as he spoke about the experimental drugs he’s been given to fight the effects of the Wuhan virus.
President Trump thanked the American people, saying he had “almost bipartisan support,” and that he won’t forget their support. He also thanked foreign leaders of the world for their “condolences,” saying they understand what he’s going through.
A somber President Trump explained that in contrast to Joe Biden who’s spent the last several months in the basement, hiding from the coronavirus, that he made the choice to do his job. Trump said he couldn’t be “locked up in a room upstairs–totally safe,” saying, “I can’t do that.” He explained that he was given the alternative to not go outside of the White House, but that he doesn’t believe that’s what a real leader does, “This is the United States. This is the greatest country in the world. This is the most powerful country in the world. I can’t be locked up upstairs!” he said.
Trump thanked everyone, adding that Melania is doing well and that she asked me to say something about the respect and love she has for our country. He made a joke about Melania being “slightly” younger than him, saying that she’s handling COVID like someone her age should.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020