Photos: Covid-19 positive Trump criticised for greeting supporters

US President Donald Trump who is undergoing treatment for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at Walter Reed Medical Center, sparked a backlash from the medical community on October 4 for breaking Covid-19 protocol. Amid concerns from his doctors over his health condition, Trump went on a short trip to greet his supporters who had gathered outside the hospital. The trip included a motorcade where Covid-19 positive Donald Trump was seen inside his bullet proof vehicle with the windows up, waving at his supporters. Experts criticised the trip saying it had put his Secret Service agents driving with him at risk of contracting the deadly virus and the repercussions could turn out to be fatal.

Updated On Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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US President Trump waves from the back of a car in a motorcade outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. Trump sparked an angry backlash from the medical community on October 2 for a protocol-breaking visit to his supporters outside the hospital where he is being treated for the highly infectious coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (Alex Edelman / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST

US President Trump waves from the back of a car in a motorcade outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. Trump sparked an angry backlash from the medical community on October 2 for a protocol-breaking visit to his supporters outside the hospital where he is being treated for the highly infectious coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (Alex Edelman / AFP)

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Supporters of the US president Donald Trump hold flags as they rally outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. Trump waved at his supporters from inside his bulletproof vehicle during the short trip which appeared designed to take back the narrative on his improving health after a weekend of muddled messaging from his doctors. (Alex Edelman / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST

Supporters of the US president Donald Trump hold flags as they rally outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. Trump waved at his supporters from inside his bulletproof vehicle during the short trip which appeared designed to take back the narrative on his improving health after a weekend of muddled messaging from his doctors. (Alex Edelman / AFP)

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Dr Sean Conley, White House physician (C) arrives with a team of doctors for a press conference outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. The last-minute limousine outing came with Trump’s doctors satisfied enough about his progress to suggest the possibility of his being discharged on October 5, AFP reported. (Michael Reynolds / Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST

Dr Sean Conley, White House physician (C) arrives with a team of doctors for a press conference outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. The last-minute limousine outing came with Trump’s doctors satisfied enough about his progress to suggest the possibility of his being discharged on October 5, AFP reported. (Michael Reynolds / Bloomberg)

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A vehicle in US President Trump’s motorcade drives past supporters as they rally outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. Experts criticised the move saying that the outing broke his own government’s public health guidelines requiring patients to isolate while they are in treatment and still shedding virus--and endangered his Secret Service protection. (Alex Edelman / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST

A vehicle in US President Trump’s motorcade drives past supporters as they rally outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. Experts criticised the move saying that the outing broke his own government’s public health guidelines requiring patients to isolate while they are in treatment and still shedding virus--and endangered his Secret Service protection. (Alex Edelman / AFP)

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US President Donald Trump seen working in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 3. Trump, who has been repeatedly criticised for flouting public health guidelines and spreading misinformation on the pandemic, said in a video that dropped on Twitter just before the appearance that he had “learned a lot about Covid” by “really going to school” as he has battled the virus, AFP reported. (Joyce N Boghosian / The White House / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST

US President Donald Trump seen working in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 3. Trump, who has been repeatedly criticised for flouting public health guidelines and spreading misinformation on the pandemic, said in a video that dropped on Twitter just before the appearance that he had “learned a lot about Covid” by “really going to school” as he has battled the virus, AFP reported. (Joyce N Boghosian / The White House / AFP)

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US President Trump looks on from the back of a car during the drive-by to greet his supporters outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. “Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days,” James Phillips, chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University told AFP. (Alex Edelman / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST

US President Trump looks on from the back of a car during the drive-by to greet his supporters outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4. “Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days,” James Phillips, chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University told AFP. (Alex Edelman / AFP)

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A view of the White House while US President Donald Trump is undergoing treatment for coronavirus disease at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Washington on October 5. “They (presidential staff) might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity,” Phillips added as reported by AFP. (Carlos Barria / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:15 PM IST

A view of the White House while US President Donald Trump is undergoing treatment for coronavirus disease at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Washington on October 5. “They (presidential staff) might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity,” Phillips added as reported by AFP. (Carlos Barria / REUTERS)

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