Trump leaves hospital to wave at supporters, placing his personal workers in danger

An attending physician at Walter Reed Medical Center wrote on Twitter “That Presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play.”

After his short drive around the block, Trump reportedly returned to his hospital space at Walter Reed. There are secret service in those vehicles and secret service that has to get moving throughout the medical facility to make sure this can happen. There have already been reports of Trump’s Secret Service detail feeling “unsafe as a result of Trump’s actions.”

One thing is known for sure about Donald Trump’s condition: he has COVID-19. 

Here’s that medical reminder.


Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.

— Dr. James P. Phillips, MD (@DrPhillipsMD) October 4, 2020

Finally, there are heroes here.


I get that the secret service are meant to be willing to take a bullet for the President, but what if the President’s the one spraying those bullets around?

— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) October 4, 2020

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