6 Oct 2020

Trump downplays Covid as he returns to White House after hospital stay

Washington Correspondent

President Trump is back in the White House, declaring he intends to return to the campaign trail – even though he remains contagious. He’s told his doctors today he hasn’t experienced any symptoms of Covid 19.

Earlier Mr Trump appeared without a mask and again compared the coronavirus pandemic to flu in social media messages, which Facebook and Twitter have now removed – or flagged as misleading.

All this, at a time when infections are on the rise in 34 states and territories across America.