“President Trump is expected to travel to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday to visit brave combat wounded service members and their families as well as health care staff who have been caring for Covid-19 patients during the pandemic,” White House spokesman Judd Deere advised Source on Thursday.
The go to comes after latest stories indicating that intelligence was relayed to the White House in 2019 warning about Russians providing bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing US troopers in Afghanistan.
Earlier this month, the President advised Fox Business that members of the intelligence group relayed that they “didn’t believe it happened at all” and that he thought the intelligence was “a hoax.”
“I think it’s a hoax, I think it’s a hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats,” he mentioned.
The Trump administration, to this point, has declined to take motion based mostly on the intelligence and Trump claims he was not personally briefed on the bounties as a result of the data was not verified.
“You’re in a hospital setting, I think it’s a very appropriate thing,” the President mentioned. “I have no problem with a mask.”
Trump defined that “if I’m with soldiers, people that — you know, I don’t want to spread anything.”
Trump’s final journey to Walter Reed, in November, raised questions on his well being.
Trump additionally visited the ability a number of occasions in 2018 when first woman Melania Trump was there recovering from a kidney process.
Trump’s two predecessors additionally made visits to Walter Reed to go to troops wounded within the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama mentioned the visits have been grueling emotionally, however in addition they spoke of the inspiration garnered by witnessing Americans recovering from horrible accidents. Obama visited Walter Reed 23 occasions as president.
This story has been up to date with remarks later Thursday from President Donald Trump.
Source’s Kevin Liptak and Paul LeBlanc contributed to this report.