President Trump tweets at the world that he is leaving Walter Reed and tells Americans and the wider public "not to be afraid of COVID".

A few minutes ago, President Trump made the following statement:

“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

The press briefing is expected to take place at 3 pm. The microphones have been set up and the garbage bag was removed. 

WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino emerged from Walter Reed at about 3:11 pm. Both were masked. They were followed by Dr. Sean Conley and the president’s medical team, who are now briefing. 

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