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Kentucky politicians send sentiments to President Trump, First Lady

Posted at 2:58 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 16:51:53-04

(LEX 18) — Following the announcement of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's positive COVID-19 tests Friday morning, Kentucky politicians took to Twitter to send their well-wishes.

Trump tweeted early Friday morning he and the First Lady tested positive for the coronavirus.

"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19," Trump tweeted. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

The president confirmed late Thursday that Hope Hicks, a senior White House staffer who serves as counselor to the president, was infected with the coronavirus.

Administration officials reported Trump was only experiencing "mild" symptoms of COVID-19 and in good spirits, however, he did not appear on a 12:15 p.m. conference call which he was scheduled to host.

According to Fox News, The New York Times and NBC News, Vice President Mike Pence filled in for Trump on the call, which was to discuss COVID-19 support for vulnerable seniors.

It's unclear if it was his illness that prevented him from participating in the call.