Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie sent their best wishes today to U.S. President Donald Trump and the First Lady after they both tested positive for COVID-19.
“Sophie and I are sending our best wishes to @POTUS Trump and @FLOTUS.” Trudeau said via Twitter. “We hope you both get well soon and have a full recovery from this virus.”
Other world leaders also sent wishes for a speedy recovery to Trump and his wife Melania, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Earlier today, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters that Trump is experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms. The First Lady also confirmed that she is having “mild symptoms but overall feeling good,” he said.
While there are fears that Trump, at age 74, is at higher-risk for COVID-19, former White House physician Ronny Jackson said on Twitter that “well over 99% of healthy individuals in the President’s age group recover completely and most never even become symptomatic. I fully expect this to be the case with President Trump as well.”
Trump went for a test on Thursday after his closest aide Hope Hicks tested positive.
“I just went out for a test, it will come back later I guess,” he confirmed during a phone interview Thursday night with Fox’s Sean Hannity. “And the first lady also because we spend a lot of time with Hope and others.”
“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19,” Trump had said on Twitter. “Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”
Senator Lindsey Graham said he called the president this morning. “First thing I asked him about was the First Lady. She’s doing good,” he said during an event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. “The President was in good spirits.”
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is awaiting the results for his COVID-19 test, while Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife Karen say they have tested negative.
“We join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery,” Pence wrote on Twitter. “God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady Melania.”