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Back home: Donald Trump removes his mask on returning to the White House from the Walter Reed hospital on Monday

Back home: Donald Trump removes his mask on returning to the White House from the Walter Reed hospital on Monday

Vigil: A Trump supporter outside the Walter Reed hospital this week

Vigil: A Trump supporter outside the Walter Reed hospital this week

The helicopter bringing the president home

The helicopter bringing the president home

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Back home: Donald Trump removes his mask on returning to the White House from the Walter Reed hospital on Monday

The past week was one of the dramatic highpoints in the wildly popular White House soap opera 'The Trump Show'.

A stricken president does battle with a deadly virus while the nation holds it breath (generally good practice during a pandemic), sends video messages from a hospital room that looks a lot like the set in Celebrity Apprentice, takes part in a drive-by photo op waving to his fans outside the hospital and flies to the White House to ascend a balcony where he slowly removes his mask and salutes a helicopter.


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