New Delhi: US President Donald Trump made his first public address after being discharged from Walter Reed Military hospital (where he was treated for COVID-19 infection) and told his supporters that through the power of American science and medicine they will eradicate the ‘China Virus’ once and for all. Trump, 74, and First Lady Melania, 50, tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The president was taken to the hospital for treatment. After spending four days there, he came back to the White House on Monday.Also Read - US Won't Let Imran Khan-led Propaganda Damage Ties With Pakistan, Says Ned Price
“I am feeling great. I want to thank all of you for your prayers”, the president assured, while addressing hundreds of Republican supporters from the balcony of the White House in a campaign-style event. Also Read - US Inflation Dips From 4-Decade High But Still Causing Pain
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“This is the single most important election in the history of our country. Get out and vote, and I love you. We got a great poll in Florida. We got a great poll in North Carolina. We got a great poll in Nevada. Georgia is looking fantastic. Texas is looking fantastic. We got a great poll in Texas and great polls all over the place,” Trump told his supporters, looking healthy and energetic.
He also mocked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, calling them left-wing politicians.
“Our opponents will crush the comeback (from COVID-19) with unscientific lockdowns. We have a level of support the likes of which nobody has ever seen,” Trump boasted, as he launched into a riff on ballot fraud.
Trump also highlighted his administration’s monumental achievements for communities of colour, including record employment, historic low poverty rates, criminal justice reform, billions of investment through opportunity zones, and unwavering support to the school of choice.
Critical of Biden, the president said if the left gains power, they will launch a nationwide crusade against law enforcement taking away their funds, their firearms, and their fundamental authorities.
It is time for all Americans to stand up and reject the campaign of slander against our police from left-wing politicians and liberal pundits, he said.
The White House described the address as an official event where the president delivered remarks to peaceful protesters in support of law and order.
(With agency inputs)