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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