Donald Trump told the world “don’t be afraid” of coronavirus after his triumphant return to the White House on Monday – following his 72-hour hospital stay stricken with symptoms.

The president, 74, said he feels “better than 20 years ago” after being airlifted out of Walter Reed hospital – where he had been given unprecedented medical treatment after being diagnosed with COVID-19 early on Friday morning.

He was overheard saying “I feel good” as he arrived back at the White House – immediately removing his mask and standing for photographers at the South Portico terrace in front of a backdrop of American flags for the sunset occasion.

Shortly after his arrival to the White House, the Trump administration released a video on Twitter, praising the work of doctors and staff at Walter Reed.

In the video, Trump repeatedly advised the American people to not let Covid-19 “dominate.”

“Don’t let it dominate you,” he said. “Don’t be afraid of it.”

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