Former Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) on Friday morning, Oct. 2, expressed sympathy to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after they tested positive for CCP Virus (coronavirus).
“My husband Abraham and I offered 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,” Gabbard tweeted.
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
Late on Thursday evening, President Trump confirmed that he and the first lady tested positive for the CCP virus (coronavirus) hours after the White House confirmed that his senior adviser Hope Hicks had been infected with the virus. 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
First Lady Melania Trump said she and the president are “feeling good” after the diagnosis.
“As too many Americans have done this year, [President Trump] & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19,” the first lady wrote. “We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”
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
Gabbard seems to be the first Democrat lawmaker offering encouragement to the president’s family. Meanwhile, left-wing outlet The Washington Post tweeted out an opinion piece titled, Imagine what it will be like to never have to think about Trump again minutes after the president tweeted about the diagnosis.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 2, 2020
Gabbard also was one of the first Democratic officials who spoke out against Netflix following the highly controversial film “Cuties.”
“@netflix child porn “Cuties” will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade. 1 in 4 victims of trafficking are children. It happened to my friend’s 13 year old daughter. Netflix, you are now complicit,” she wrote.
While most Democrats have called for expanding the mail-in voting system, Gabbard this week railed against ballot harvesting, saying, “It’s not a partisan issue. It’s been abused to help both [Republican and Democratic] candidates, including in North Carolina [and] California. Please help by telling your congressional rep to pass our bipartisan bill HR8285.”
Gabbard, who was the last remaining woman in the Democrats’ presidential race, was shut out of the party’s debate with a rule change that made it impossible for her to claim a spot. Gabbard’s comments for President Trump’s family has earned her compliments from supporters.
“I wish you were the democratic nominee. … Please run again in 2024,” one Twitter user wrote to her while others said, “Always classy.”