The news early Friday morning that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus drew immediate reaction from around the world.
As Breitbart News reported, the president said he and the First Lady will be going into their “quarantine and recovery process immediately.”
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quick to wish his “friend Donald Trump, first lady Melania quick recovery from Covid-19.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2020
India’s President Ram Nath Kovind followed:
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 2, 2020
Pakistan’s leader Imran Khan responded with his best wishes for Donald Trump and Melania:
Wishing President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speedy recovery from COVID-19.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 2, 2020
AP reports Russian President Vladimir Putin is extending wishes of a speedy recovery to both, expressing “sincere support in this difficult moment,” according to a statement released by the Kremlin on Friday.
The Kremlin says Putin sent Trump a telegram saying, “I hope that your inherent vitality, good spirits and optimism will help you cope with the dangerous virus.”
At the same time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara both offered support to their friends President Trump and First Lady Melania, wishing them both a speedy recovery:
Like millions of Israelis, Sara and I are thinking of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish our friends a full and speedy recovery. https://t.co/UcxQpsxBLE
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 2, 2020
So too the Israeli Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein:
— Yuli Edelstein 🇱 יולי אדלשטיין (@YuliEdelstein) October 2, 2020
The President of Kazakstan joined social media to offer support to both the president and the first lady:
— Qasym-Jomart Toqayev (@TokayevKZ) October 2, 2020
This came from the President of Zimbabwe:
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) October 2, 2020
There was plenty of backing for a swift recovery closer to home:
My husband Abraham and I offer our best wishes and aloha to President @realDonaldTrump and the First Lady @FLOTUS and praying for their speedy recovery. We also send our best wishes to Ivanka, Tiffany, Donald Trump Jr., Eric, and Barron during this difficult time. #TrumpHasCovid
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) October 2, 2020
More to come….