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Trump encouraged the crowd to register, calling this year "the single most meaningful election in our country's history."
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty ImagesMandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks about law and order from the South Portico of the White House in Washington on Oc. 10, 2020. Trump spoke

In his first in-person event since he tested positive for coronavirus, President Donald Trump delivered remarks from the White House Saturday.

When he arrived on the balcony just before 2 p.m., he immediately took his mask off. As the audience of a few hundred applauded and sang "USA! USA!"

Trump said in his nearly 18-minute speech that the COVID-19 vaccine "is coming out very very quickly" in "record time."

Trump, who was hospitalized on Oct. 1 and remained in the hospital for several days, said COVID-19 would "disappear," referring to it again as the "China Virus."

"We're producing powerful therapies and drugs and we're healing the sick and we're going to recover," Trump claimed.
More than 213,000 Americans died from COVID-19 and over 7.6 million were diagnosed in the United States. An ABC News review of patterns in COVID-19 in all states and Washington, D.C. Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico have found that recently confirmed cases have risen in 28 states over the last two weeks.

Since his Oct. 1 diagnosis, the public has not been made aware of any negative COVID-19 test taken by the president. Flesh-color bandages were seen in close-up pictures of the president's right hand on Saturday.

Dr Sean Conley, the personal physician of the president, opened the door for the president to attend public appearances, saying in a Thursday night press conference, "Saturday will be day 10 since" after the diagnosis of Trump.

Tom Brenner/ReutersTom Brenner/Reuters Supporters of President Donald Trump wait for the start of the president's campaign rally on the South Lawn in Washington, Oct. 10, 2020.

The conference was held on the White House's South Lawn in connection with a recently scheduled rally arranged by Candace Owens, a conservative protester whose campaign, BLEXIT, encourages Black Americans to abandon the Democratic Party.

Trump said, speaking from the White House balcony while a sea of supporters applauded above,
"Every day more Black and Latino Americans are leaving behind left-wing politicians and their failed ideology,"

From the White House lawn, those watching Trump wore red MAGA caps and blue BLEXIT t-shirts. Most of them wore masks, but they were not socially isolated.

The racially mixed crowd started shouting "We love you!" at a certain point, and Trump replied back, "I love you too."

Tom Brenner/ReutersTom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump gestures as he stands on a White House balcony speaking to supporters gathered on the South Lawn for a campaign rally that the White House

The president hit on common subjects in the campaign-style address, from voter manipulation to the administration of cities by Democrats.

Trump encouraged the crowd to register, calling this year "the single most meaningful election in our country's history."

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