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US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was “feeling great” as he made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. (Oct. 10)

AP Domestic

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump claimed Sunday he no longer has COVID-19 even though the White House refuses to say whether he has tested negative for the disease.

Just hours after his physician issued a memo saying he is no longer “a transmission risk” to others, Trump said in an interview on Fox News that he no longer has the disease and suggested he is now immune to the coronavirus.

Trump did not say in the interview whether he has tested negative for COVID-19. The memo issued late Saturday by his physician, Dr. Sean Conley, didn’t address that issue either.

Trump, who was hospitalized for three days last week at Walter Reed Military Medical Center for treatment for COVID, said during a telephone interview with Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures that he feels great and that he is not taking any medications for the disease.

“The president is in very good shape,” he said.

‘I’m feeling great’: Trump delivers White House remarks in first public event since testing positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for COVID-19. (Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images)

Trump suggested he is now immune from the coronavirus and that he has “a protective glow” from the virus that has killed nearly 215,000 Americans.

Medical experts say people who get COVID can develop antibodies that might protect them from a second infection, although there’s no guarantee how long that protection might last or whether it’s completely effective.

“It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a long