US President Donald Trump poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after taking off his protective face mask as he returns to the White House after being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, in Washington, Oct 5, 2020. (Photo: Agencies)
President Donald Trump's doctor says he fully anticipates Trump can make a "safe return to public engagements" on Saturday.
The assessment from Dr. Sean Conley comes in a letter Thursday updating on the president's condition as he recovers from COVID-19. Conley says Trump has completed his course of therapy as prescribed by his team of physicians.
Trump is eager to return to the campaign trail with the election less than four weeks away.
Conley's letter also says the president's vital signs on Thursday included a heart rate of 69 beats per minute and a blood pressure reading of 127/81.
Conley says that, "overall, he's responded extre
mely well to treatment, without evidence on examination of adverse therapeutic effects."