Infected Trump seen 'gasping' from White House balcony before photo op - 2020-10-06
A still-infectious U.S. President Donald Trump removed his mask in an apparent display of strength from the White House balcony Monday evening, after leaving the hospital in the middle of his fight with COVID-19.
However, the president's attempt at a viral moment was still touched by the coronavirus coursing through his body, as footage seemingly shows him gasping for air before staging a stern-faced salute from the balcony.
Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening after a three-night stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center following a positive COVID-19 test on Friday. His exact condition remains unclear but he appeared to still be exhibiting symptoms of the virus upon his return to the White House, though he also gave several fist-pumps and thumbs-up salutes as he disembarked the Marine One helicopter.