(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.
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
Waking up to the news the President & First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is real and can impact anyone. Wear your mask, social distance and follow the guidelines. To the President, First Lady & everyone facing this virus - we hope for a quick recovery. ^AB— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) October 2, 2020
Erik and I are praying for the health of the President, First Lady, and everyone at the White House.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) October 2, 2020
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.
It's unclear if it was his illness that prevented him from participating in the call.