WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s medical team will weigh whether he can leave the hospital later on Monday after being admitted last week for COVID-19, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said, adding that he was optimistic Trump will be discharged.
Meadows, in an interview with Fox News, said he had spoken with Trump earlier on Monday morning and that his condition appeared to have improved overnight. He added that doctors would consult with Trump late Monday morning and that a decision about Trump’s possible discharge would likely not be decided until early Monday afternoon.
“That determination has not been made yet,” he said. “His health continues to improve.”
“We’re still optimistic … that he will be released, but that decision won’t be made until later today,” he added.
Meadows also defended a controversial decision for the president to leave his hospital suite on Sunday to drive