MICHIGAN (WXYZ) — Leaders across Michigan are reacting Friday morning to the news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
White House Physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memo that the president and First Lady Melania Trump "are both well at this time," but did not say whether or not either of them had symptoms of the virus.
See the reactions from Michigan leaders below:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
"I want to start by wishing the president and first lady a speedy recovery. COVID-19 is the most dangerous public health crisis America has faced in 100 years. It is still present in our communities. It is still spreading. And people are still dying from it every single day.
"This virus doesn't care if you're rich or poor, a Republican or a Democrat, young or old. No one is immune. Not even the president."
Sen. Gary Peters
Colleen and I are thinking of the President and First Lady after hearing the awful news. We wish them a speedy, full recovery.— Senator Gary Peters (@SenGaryPeters) October 2, 2020
Reminder: this pandemic is real and serious. We each have a role to play in preventing the spread of this pandemic. Wear a mask & social distance.
Rep. Debbie Dingell
Rep. Rashida Tlaib
He still won't wear a mask.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 2, 2020
He only cares about himself and his life, NOT those around him or the people he took an oath to protect.
Too many lives lost because of his deadly lies.
Rep. Justin Amash
Best wishes to the president and first lady on a full recovery, and for the health and well being of their family, White House staff, and those around them. https://t.co/Ls8hSTdjW6— Justin Amash (@justinamash) October 2, 2020
Rep Bill Huizenga
Democratic congressional candidate Bryan Berghoef
For all my differences with this President, I do not wish this virus on anyone. I pray for good health and a quick recovery, and for the First Lady as well.— Bryan Berghoef (@pubtheologian) October 2, 2020
Rep. Dan Kildee
Such terrible news that @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS have contracted this serious, real and deadly virus. I hope the President and First Lady quickly recover from their COVID-19 diagnosis. https://t.co/FJ56Rv01jq— Rep. Dan Kildee (@RepDanKildee) October 2, 2020
Rep. Tim Walberg
Secretary of State of Jocelyn Benson
"Sending my condolences to the President and First Lady and wishing them both a swift and full recovery. This is a reminder that this pandemic is real, ongoing and indiscriminate. We must all stay vigilant and protect each other by wearing a mask and social distancing."
Republican congressional candidate Peter Meijer
I wish the President and First Lady strength and health in this moment, but also that our nation as a whole may heal from this vicious pandemic that has taken too many of our neighbors. https://t.co/Hw7zuyuaxd— Peter Meijer (@VoteMeijer) October 2, 2020
Democratic congressional candidate Hillary Scholten
I am sad to hear that the President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19. Praying they have a quick and easy recovery.— Hillary Scholten (@HillaryScholten) October 2, 2020