Obama wishes Trump and first lady ‘best wishes’ after coronavirus diagnosis
Barack Obama wished Trump a speedy recovery after his coronavirus diagnosis
Former President Barack Obama extended his well wishes to the current commander in chief Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after their coronavirus diagnosis.
The 44th president offered his words of support for the Trumps late Friday during a virtual fundraiser with Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris for the Biden-Harris campaign, according to CNN. He also shared the declaration on social media.
“Let me start by the way, by just stating that we’re in the midst of a big political fight. And we take that very seriously,” Obama said.
“We also want to extend our best wishes to the President of the United States, the first lady … Michelle and I are hopeful that they and others who have been affected by Covid-19 around the country are getting the care that they need, that they are going to be on the path to a speedy recovery.”
The sentiment came after Trump was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment for what officials described as “mild symptoms.” Trump, wearing a mask, was seen walking on his own power from the White House to Marine One. He will be hospitalized the next “few days,” on the advice of doctors.
The president released a prerecorded 18 second video on social media before he left for Walter Reed and thanked Americans for their support.
“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support,” Trump said.
“I think I’m doing very well but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” he added. “The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much. I appreciate it. I will never forget it.”
Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Harris also extended their sympathies to Trump and his wife. Biden, who participated in the first presidential debate with Trump earlier in the week, has thus far tested negative for COVID-19 after being in close contact.
theGrio reported that Trump shocked the country when he announced in the early hours of Friday that he and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19. The infection came months after the president has flouted social distancing guidelines as he has continued to host rallies and mocked wearing masks.
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