Congressional Republicans have issued an outpouring of support for President Donald Trump and First LadyMelania- from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to House Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).
Before 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, it was revealed that the President and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 and would be placing themselves under quarantine immediately.
McConnell said he was pleased to hear that POTUS and FLOTUS were feeling well despite the diagnosis.
Happy to hear the White House physician’s report that @POTUS and @FLOTUS are feeling well following their positive tests for COVID-19. Let’s continue to pray today and every day for our President and our First Lady and for all those impacted by COVID-19.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 2, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) also offered well-wishes in a tweet, saying “Heidi & I are praying for a full and swift recovery” for both.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 2, 2020
In addition, Rep. Scalise said he was praying “for a swift recovery” and that “They’re fighters, and will beat this together.”
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 2, 2020
The news followed earlier revelations that senior White House advisor Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus late Wednesday after traveling to Wisconsin on Air Force One with POTUS and FLOTUS.
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