- US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday, October 2
- The 45th US head of state was admitted at the Walter Reed Medical Center and was discharged on Monday, October 5
- The Republican leader returned to the White House and appeared to struggle through deep breaths while acknowledging greetings from the crowd as he adjusted his coat
A video of United States of America (USA) President Donald Trump seemingly struggling to breathe upon return to the White House has emerged raising concerns over the state of his health.
From the short clip that was shared by netizens, the 74-year-old head of state who confirmed contracting COVID-19 could be seen climbing the stairs before removing his mask.
He then appeared to struggle through deep breaths while acknowledging greetings from the crowd as he adjusted his coat.
Trump in a video shared by TMZ News on Monday, October 5, could be seen climbing a set of stairs at the White House after he was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center.
Trump gasping for air
On a closer look, the 45th US president could be seen be gasping for air after reaching the top after he removed his mask.
"Trump looks like he is gasping for air," a Twitter user @brenonade wrote while sharing a series of clips showing the president seemingly in pain as he tried not show it.
Following his release from hospital, Trump who is seeking his second term in office in the November US presidential elections vowed to go back to the campaign trail as he trails Democratic nominee Joe Biden according to several polls.
"Will be back on the campaign trail soon!!! The fake news only shows the fake polls," he tweeted.
Trump, Melania test positive for COVID-19
Briefly.co.za earlier reported Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday, October 2.
The Republican leader made the announcement on his social media pages after it was reported one of his senior aides, Hope Hicks, had contracted the disease.
“Tonight, [the first lady] and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!” he said.
The controversial president had earlier raised eyebrows after leaving hospital to go wave at supporters outside.
Aboard his motorcade, Trump left the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday, October 4, and was driven across the streets as he waved to jubilant followers who stood by the road.
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