Trump says he’s ready for rallies but health details stingy

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is ready to resume campaign rallies and feels “perfect” one week after his diagnosis with the coronavirus that has killed more than 213,000 Americans, as his doctor said the president had “completed his course of therapy” for the disease.

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October 9, 2020 - 2:09 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. Photo by (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is ready to resume campaign rallies and feels “perfect” one week after his diagnosis with the coronavirus that has killed more than 213,000 Americans, as his doctor said the president had “completed his course of therapy” for the disease.

The president has not been seen in public — other than in White House-produced videos — since his Monday return from the military hospital where he received experimental treatments for the virus. On Thursday, his physician, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said in a memo that Trump would be able to safely “return to public engagements” on Saturday, as the president tries to shift his focus to the election that’s less than four weeks away, with millions of Americans already casting ballots. 

While Trump said he believes he’s no longer contagious, concerns about infection appeared to scuttle plans for next week’s presidential debate. 

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