Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday, Oct. 2, sent a recovery wish to President Donald Trump, saying he prays for the president’s health and safety after Trump and the first lady tested positive for the CCP Virus (coronavirus).
“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,” Biden wrote in a tweet.
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
The former vice president offered his best wishes to the Republican rival after President Trump revealed early Friday that he and his wife had tested positive for the virus just one month before the Nov. 3 election.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump wrote.
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
According to Axios, President Trump’s tweet quickly became his most retweeted and liked tweet ever.
In a memo on Friday morning, White House Dr. Sean Conley said that the president and first lady are both well at this time, and expected “the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”
The Associated Press citing the White House reported that President Trump has “mild symptoms” of the virus, adding that he is in good spirits and working in the family quarters.
Biden and Trump faced off without wearing masks on Tuesday night when the two stood just feet apart at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University for the first presidential debate.
In another tweet on Friday, the Democratic presidential nominee announced that he and his wife have tested negative for the CCP Virus.
In her reaction, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chided President Trump for the virus diagnosis, suggesting that his behavior during the CCP Virus pandemic has invited the disease.
“This is tragic, it’s very sad, but it also is something that, again, going into crowds, unmasked, and all the rest, was sort of a brazen invitation for this to happen,” Pelosi said on MSNBC on Friday morning.
“Sad that it did, but nonetheless, hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about,” the speaker continued.
Speaker Pelosi says Pres. Trump’s behavior during pandemic “was a brazen invitation for something like this to happen,” adds that his positive test is “very sad” and that she’s “nonetheless hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about.” pic.twitter.com/mLHDag0kBe
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 2, 2020