Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden (D) wished both President Trump and first lady Melania a “swift recovery” hours after Trump announced his positive coronavirus test results. Biden said he will “continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”
“Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden, who has sharply criticized the president’s response to the pandemic, said on Twitter Friday morning.
“We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family,” he added:
Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020
“Doug and I join Joe Biden and Dr. Biden in wishing President Trump and the First Lady a full and speedy recovery,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) added. “We’re keeping them and the entire Trump family in our thoughts”:
Doug and I join Joe Biden and Dr. Biden in wishing President Trump and the First Lady a full and speedy recovery. We’re keeping them and the entire Trump family in our thoughts.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 2, 2020
President Trump announced his positive test results after midnight Friday, telling the American people that both he and the first lady will “begin [their] quarantine and recovery process immediately.”
“We will get through this TOGETHER!” he added, followed by Mrs. Trump’s tweet in which she stated they are both “feeling good”:
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
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2020
The president’s positive test results follow the news that his aide, Hope Hicks, contracted the virus. Hicks traveled with the president to Tuesday evening’s debate in Cleveland, Ohio.
Vice President Mike Pence, second lady Karen Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have since tested negative for the infection.
White House physician Sean Conley announced in a letter that he expects President Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering” and said he will provide updates as they come.