Trump discharged, takes off mask at White House: 'Maybe I'm immune, I don't know'

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center Monday night, and arrived ten minutes later at the White House via Marine One -- but his arrival was not without controversy.

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U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. Photo credit Win McNamee/Getty Images

After disembarking from Marine One, he walked up the stairs and took off his mask while standing on the balcony near others. According to CNN, though, he walked back into the White House, then return back outside because he wanted to re-shoot himself on the balcony.

It appears he shot a video, which he tweeted a short time afterwards. "One thing that's for certain: Don't be afraid of it. You're going to beat it. We have the best medical equipment. We have the best medicines ... I could have left two days ago. Two days ago I felt great. Better than I have in a long time ... Maybe I'm immune? I don't know."

Also in the video, Trump said vaccines are "coming momentarily."

Trump also courted controversy by tweeting ahead of his departure from Walter Reed by seemingly downplaying coronavirus.

"Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life," he tweeted. "We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"

"Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls," Trump tweeted prior to leaving the hospital.

"He's met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria," Dr. Sean Conley said said earlier. "He will another dose of Remdesivir today and then we plan to get him home."

Dr. Conley added, "Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations and most importantly his clinical status support the President's safe return home where he will be surrounded by world class medical care 24/7."

Dr. Conley also said that Trump has been "phenomenal patient."

Prior to the press conference, Trump tweeted, "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!"