WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the novel coronavirus.

The White House has refused to declare that he is no longer contagious, and the gathering of hundreds of people on the South Lawn went ahead despite the guidance of public health officials.

Trump delivered an address on his support for law enforcement from the Blue Room balcony to a friendly crowd.

The president wore a mask as he walked up for the speech but took it off to make his remarks. He received an enthusiastic response from his supporters.