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While receiving the best health care, Trump downplays the risk of the virus

As president, Donald Trump has enjoyed access to the best taxpayer-funded health care has to offer.



a man wearing a suit and tie standing in a field: President Trump walked from the Marine One helicopter to the White House after returning Monday evening from Walter Reed hospital.


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President Trump walked from the Marine One helicopter to the White House after returning Monday evening from Walter Reed hospital.

There’s a full medical facility and intensive care unit at his residence in the White House, where he was initially treated after contracting the coronavirus. When his symptoms worsened, a government helicopter whisked him to the nation’s premier military hospital, where he has been treated in a lavish VIP suite. And his care has been overseen by a team of the some of the nation’s leading doctors, who have prescribed at least one unapproved drug that has been only available to a select few in clinical trials.

With 210,000 Americans dead and nearly 7.5 million others infected by the virus — many of whom could hardly imagine the level of

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