President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he plans to restart his campaign rallies after his doctor said he could return to public events by Saturday, Politico reports.
Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, said in a memo that Trump had completed his treatment for the coronavirus and expected him to be able to start public engagements on Saturday.
Trump tested positive for the virus a week earlier.
Conley and Trump’s other doctors have been evasive about Trump’s health and when he last tested negative.
Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Trump whether he had tested negative since his hospital stay.
Trump said that he would probably be tested on Friday.
“There's no reason to test all the time,“ he said.
Trump planning Florida rally:
Trump told Hannity that his campaign was working to arrange a rally in Florida.
“I think I'm going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we have enough time to put it together, but we want to do a rally probably in Florida on Saturday night,” he said. “I might come back and do one in Pennsylvania the following night, and it's incredible what's going on. I feel so good.“
Still no debate:
Conley said in his memo that there was “no medical reason” that the debate commission could not hold an in-person debate.
The commission said that it would not agree to an in-person debate despite Trump’s protests.
Trump announced on Thursday that he would not participate in next week’s debate after the commission said it would be held virtually.