White House says ‘appropriate precautions’ were taken for Trump’s outing to see supporters
October 5, 2020
The White House on Sunday night insisted that proper precautions were taken ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJaime Harrison debates Graham behind plexiglass shield Doctors, White House staff offer conflicting messages on president’s health Trump given second dose of Remdesivir ‘without complication’, ‘not yet out of the woods’, Conley says MORE‘s motorcade visit outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he is being treated for COVID-19.
“Appropriate precautions were taken in the execution of this movement to protect the President and all those supporting it, including PPE. The movement was cleared by the medical team as safe to do,” White House spokesman Judd Deere told reporters.
He declined to say whether the president requested the motorcade, if the president met with anyone in-person on Sunday and why the press pool was not notified.
Trump waved at his supporters who were gathered outside the hospital during a “surprise” visit despite undergoing treatment for the coronavirus.
Trump was seen wearing a face mask, and Secret Service agents in the vehicle with him also appeared to be wearing personal protective equipment including medical-grade masks and gowns.