Donald Trump is getting 'bored' in the Walter Reed hospital and 'tiring' of watching TV coverage of his Covid-19 infection, his advisors say.
The president has told aides he wants to return to the White House as early as today after doctors floated the possibility of a Monday discharge.
But according to the Washington Post, some advisors see the possible return to the White House as a 'political decision' just weeks before the election.
Trump's aides are also worried that an early release could backfire if his symptoms relapse and he is forced to return to Walter Reed, it is claimed.
Donald Trump (pictured posing for a photo at the Walter Reed hospital) has reportedly told aides he wants to return to the White House on Monday
Trump's medical team said on Sunday that the president 'continued to improve' two days after he was dramatically airlifted from the White House.
White House physician Sean Conley also acknowledged for the first time that Trump had been given oxygen after a 'rapid progression' of his illness.
Confusion has reigned over mixed messages from the White House after Conley's upbeat assessment on Saturday was soon followed by another claim that Trump's condition was 'very concerning'.
Medics also appeared to contradict the White House timeline about when Trump was infected, before hastily backtracking.
Trump, 74, said in a Sunday video that he had 'learned a lot about Covid' by 'really going to school' as he battled the virus.
The president then caused further controversy by briefly leaving the hospital and waving to supporters from a bulletproof car.
Health experts took to the airwaves and social media to criticize the 'stunt,' which they said demonstrated that he had learned nothing at all.
'Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential 'drive-by' just now has to be quarantined for 14 days,' said James Phillips, chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University.
'They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.'
White House spokesman Judd Deere said 'appropriate' precautions had been taken to protect Trump and his support staff, including protective gear.
'The movement was cleared by the medical team as safe to do,' he added.
Trump caused controversy on Sunday by waving to supporters from a motorcade (pictured) despite being infectious
Trump supporters, some of them wearing masks, hold up flags as they rally outside the Walter Reed Medical Center in support of the president
But Zeke Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, described the appearance as 'shameful.'
'Making his Secret Service agents drive with a Covid-19 patient, with windows up no less, put them needlessly at risk for infection. And for what? A PR stunt,' he said.
Trump has flouted mask-wearing and social distancing rules