Michigan leaders react to President Trump's positive COVID-19 test

Posted at 9:23 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 11:56:35-04

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

Rep. Debbie Dingell

Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Rep. Justin Amash

Rep Bill Huizenga

Democratic congressional candidate Bryan Berghoef

Rep. Dan Kildee

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

Democratic congressional candidate Hillary Scholten