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Trump makes ‘surprise visit’ to supporters outside hospital

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US President Donald Trump has made a short trip to wave to the crowds of people lining the streets outside the hospital where he is being treated for coronavirus.On Twitter, the president said he would “pay a little surprise to some of the patriots we have out on the street”.Mr Trump, who wore a face…

US President Donald Trump has made a short trip to wave to the crowds of people lining the streets outside the hospital where he is being treated for coronavirus.

On Twitter, the president said he would “pay a little surprise to some of the patriots we have out on the street”.

Mr Trump, who wore a face mask, waved and clapped to his supporters.

BBC’s Jon Sopel was reporting live from the scene at the time.

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