How Politicians Worldwide Reacted to Trump COVID-19 Infection

How Politicians Worldwide Reacted to Trump COVID-19 Infection

America's Voice Admin
October 2, 2020

A little more than a month before the U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump announced early Friday via Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus and have begun quarantining themselves.

In response, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted: “Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump. We join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery. God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady Melania.”

Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump. We join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery. God bless you President Trump & our wonderful First Lady Melania.

— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) October 2, 2020

Pence’s Press Secretary Devin O’Malley tweeted Friday that the vice president “is tested for COVID-19 every day.”

“This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery,” O’Malley said in his tweet.

As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery.

— Devin O’Malley (@VPPressSec) October 2, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reassured reporters traveling with him Friday to Croatia that he is feeling fine and does not have COVID-19, noting he has been tested regularly.

“We are praying for the President and First Lady that they’ll have a speedy recovery,” Pompeo said.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent “his best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a quick and complete recovery.”

A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 2,…
A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. U.S. stock futures and Asian shares have fallen after U.S. President Donald Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump…

Global markets fell following the news of Trump’s diagnosis.

Naoya Oshikubo, a senior economist with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management in Tokyo, told Reuters he was worried that Trump would “become even more aggressive against China” after contracting the virus. Oshikubo added, “I got the impression that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become more anti-China after he had COVID-19.” The coronavirus first emerged in China late last year.

Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas expressed concern, tweeting: “It’s not just a matter of the President’s personal health; it’s a matter of national security. This virus has claimed over 200k American lives in 6 months.”

If @realdonaldtrump tests positive for COVID-19, the White House needs to be honest with the American people.
It’s not just a matter of the President’s personal health; it’s a matter of national security. This virus has claimed over 200k American lives in 6 months.

— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) October 2, 2020

More than 7.2 million people in the U.S. have contracted COVID-19.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first foreign leaders to send well wishes to the Trumps. Modi said on Twitter, “Wishing my friend @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a quick recovery and good health.”

Wishing my friend @POTUS@realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a quick recovery and good health. https://t.co/f3AOOHLpaQ

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2020

Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, tweeted his well wishes for a speedy recovery to the U.S. president and the first lady.

“I also wish the people of the #USA to overcome this pandemic victoriously,” tweeted Abdullah.

I wish President Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump@POTUS, and First Lady Melania Trump @FLOTUS speedy recovery from COVID19 and good health.
I also wish the people of the #USA to overcome this pandemic victoriously.@USEmbassyKabulhttps://t.co/6SKA9oNIpP

— Dr. Abdullah Abdullah (@DrabdullahCE) October 2, 2020

Some of the president’s critics, including prominent American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, also weighed in on Twitter.

“We sincerely pray the President& the First Lady do not have the worst of this disease,” American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said on Twitter. “We must all pray for the full recovery of the President& his wife. For whatever religious or political persuasion you may be, we must all pray as millions of people are affected by this disease.”

We sincerely pray the President& the First Lady do not have the worst of this disease.We must all pray for the full recovery of the President& his wife.For whatever religious or political persuasion you may be, we must all pray as millions of people are affected by this disease.

— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) October 2, 2020

More Reaction from World Leaders:

I wish a speedy recovery to U.S. President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19.
I sincerely hope that they will overcome the quarantine period without problems and regain their health as soon as possible.

— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) October 2, 2020

From Israel

Like millions of Israelis, Sara and I are thinking of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish our friends a full and speedy recovery. https://t.co/UcxQpsxBLE

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 2, 2020

From WHO chief

My best wishes to President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS for a full and speedy recovery. https://t.co/6OUZT20huK

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) October 2, 2020

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