Trump returns to the campaign trail, says he feels 'powerful'

The US President Donald Trump on Monday returned to the campaign trail for his first official rally since he contracted the coronavirus, dpa reported. "I feel so powerful," Trump told thousands of cheering supporters in Sanford,Florida, joking that he would "kiss the guys and the beautiful women" in the audience.

Trump repeated he was now "immune," despite concerns in the scientific community that immunity in previous Covid-19 patients may be short-lived.

He praised Florida for being "open for business," again pushed for schools and the economy to reopen and claimed the country was "on track to have 100 million vaccine doses before the end of this year."

Photos showed the president without a face mask as he headed to Florida, a key battleground in the November 3 election.

Trump's doctor on Monday for the first time said he had tested negative for the coronavirus, saying it had happened "on consecutive days," but without providing further details on timing.

The president is set to hold further major events this week with supporters, including in Pennsylvania, Iowa and North Carolina.

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