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Deputy Press Secretary On State Of The White House After Trump’s Return From Hospital – NPR

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Brian Morgenstern, the White House deputy press secretary, about President Trump’s return from the hospital and safety protocols in the White House.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

The president left the hospital last night, boarded Marine One to helicopter back to the White House, walked out onto the South Portico balcony and took off his mask. He also recorded a message to the nation for Twitter. Here’s part of it.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Don’t let it dominate. Don’t let it take over your lives. Don’t let that happen. We have the greatest country in the world. We’re going back. We’re going back to work. We’re going to be out front. As your leader, I had to do that. I knew there’s danger to it, but I had to do it. I stood out front. I led.

KELLY: All right. On the line now from the White House to talk about all this is Brian Morgenstern. He is White House deputy press secretary.

Welcome to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

BRIAN MORGENSTERN: Well, thank you very much for having me. It’s an honor to be with you.

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