Trump to return to campaign trail as doctor gives the OK

The president’s doctor cleared him to go back out by Saturday, just 10 days after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus saying there are no signs of “progression of illness.”
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president trump took to Fox News unloading in all directions as he promises to get back on the campaign trail despite a lingering cough and no indication of a negative covid test. Terry Moran has the story. Reporter: Overnight president trump insisting he's ready and well enough to get back out on the campaign trail. We want to do a rally -- probably in Florida on Saturday night. Might come back and do one in Pennsylvania the following night and it's incredible what's going on, I feel so good. Reporter: In a lengthy interview trump did pause a couple of times to clear his throat. Absentee is okay, because absentee ballots, excuse me. Reporter: Overall declaring himself in great shape, the president's doctor giving him the go ahead to resume public engagements just a little over a week after his diagnosis, declaring that the president is devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness. But despite that green light from his doctor, next week's debate is still off. President trump rejecting the debate commission's decision to make it a virtual debate citing coronavirus concerns to protect the health and safety of all involved. I'm not going to waste my tile on a virtual debate. That's not what debating's all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debate is ridiculous then they cut you off whenever they want. Reporter: Saying they'll hold a rally instead and Biden appearing on a town hall on ABC. With only one debate left on the schedule Joe Biden says he's ready whatever trump decide sngs we don't know what the president is going to do. Reporter: The president claims he may have been infected by grieving families of fallen service members at this gold star family ceremony at the white house. They're telling the story of their son who just died or daughter or husband and I can't back up, Maria, and say, give me room, I want room. Give me 12 feet. Stay 12 feet away. They come within an inch of my face sometimes. They want to hug me and they want to kiss me and they do. It's obviously dangerous. Reporter: The head of the group that brought the gold star families to that event says they were all tested beforehand and since then no one has exhibited any symptoms of covid-19. But with dozens of cases already linked to the white house and the administration still refusing to reveal when trump last tested negative prior to his diagnosis, crucial information for contact tracing, it's unclear how many of the potentially thousands exposed have contracted the virus. Republican leader Mitch Mcconnell revealed he's been avoigd the white house for months because of what he suggested were lax safety measures. I haven't been to the white house since August the 6th. Reporter: The president's doctors say he's been treated with steroids which can cause side effects like mood swings and cognitive deficits. Democrats want to establish a new commission to determine whether a president is fit to perform the duties of the office under the 25th amendment. Congress is not even in legislative session right now so any serious discussion or votes on Pelosi's measure are highly unlikely. It's more of a political stunt than anything but given the age of both candidates in this race, the 25th amendment could be a live concern going forward. You can tune in to the town hall next Thursday 8:00 P.M. I'll be moderating in Philadelphia.

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