Milwaukee-area residents react to Trump hospitalization

Posted at 10:23 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 00:30:38-04

MILWAUKEE — As President Donald Trump continues his COVID-19 recovery at the Walter Reed Military Hospital, Milwaukee-area residents reacted to the developing news.

In less than 48 hours, the president has gone from the campaign trail, to quarantine in the White House, and now to a medical center.

People who spoke with TMJ4 News Friday said they’re hoping for the best and that this encourages more people to take COVID-19 seriously.

“Just hope he’s okay,” said Erick Carrasco a Milwaukee resident.

Here in Milwaukee, locals are reacting to the news that the President is hospitalized with COVID-19.

“I think it’s kind of ironic with all of the things he’s been saying, or not saying. And now he’s contracted it.” Mike Richardson, a district manager at a local Culver’s franchise.

Richardson said he understands the seriousness of the virus, because he works every day to protect his employees and customers, and he hopes the president's diagnosis is a wake-up call about the severity of this virus.

The president had two rallies scheduled for Saturday here in Wisconsin; one in Green Bay and another in Janesville.

Those stops have been canceled. It’s unclear if and when they’ll be rescheduled.

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