A C-Span camera caught the moment a supporter saw President Donald Trump’s motorcade drive by Sunday.
The president, who has been undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Military Medical Center since Friday afternoon, went for a drive around the hospital to wave to his supporters. They waved back and shouted as he passed by, but one in particular shouted that he was willing to die for his president, and the C-Span cameras caught his declaration. (RELATED: ‘A Little Surprise Visit’: Trump Takes Motorcade Out Around Walter Reed, Greets Supporters)
C-span got the best audio pic.twitter.com/uLjMfGp2Ee
— Samuel J. Robinson (@samueljrob) October 4, 2020
“God bless our president!” he can be heard shouting in the video. “I will die for him. I will die for that man, happily. I will die for him. Anybody want to mess with him, you mess with me first.”
“He is a hero, that man,” the man continued.
Other shouts could be heard as someone yelled, “God bless America!” and “God bless the police, thank you for your service!”
Trump has #COVID19 and should be an isolation room with negative airflow.
NO doctor in his/her right mind would allow for a pass out of the hospital—or even out of the room—unless for medically needed testing or procedures.
Trump’s PR stunt put lives at risk.????
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) October 4, 2020
An attending physician at Walter Reed was among Trump’s critics, as reported by The Hill.
“The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding,” tweeted James Phillips, who is also chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University.
Former White House Physician Dr. William Lang said that the risk was reasonably low as long as the agents in the vehicle with Trump were wearing the proper protective equipment.
Former White House physician Dr. William Lang says that President Trump and the Secret Service agents wearing masks during the drive by makes the risk “very very small.” pic.twitter.com/UopQze5frs
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 4, 2020
Reports indicated that the agents in the vehicle appeared to be wearing masks and gowns over their clothing.
Secret Service agents riding with Trump appear to be wearing medical-grade masks and gowns over their clothes. https://t.co/Zjd3M36fpU
— Ana Ceballos (@anaceballos_) October 4, 2020