Trump’s hospital ride criticized as irresponsible; could be released today

Oct. 5 (UPI) — President Donald Trump could be discharged from the hospital as soon as Monday, as criticism mounts over his brief ride outside to greet supporters.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told NBC News that a decision on Trump’s discharge will be made later Monday by the president and his medical team.

He told Fox News he’s “optimistic” Trump will return to the White House Monday, adding that his health improved overnight. He also said Trump is ready to get back “to a normal working schedule.”

Trump made a surprise excursion Sunday evening outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where was admitted Friday for treatment of COVID-19. He wore a cloth mask while sitting in the back seat of an SUV and waved at cheering supporters around the hospital. At least two people were seen in the car with him.

Doctors criticized the

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