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U.S. Agriculture Secretary visits Wisconsin, wishes speedy recovery for President Trump

Posted at 12:48 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 13:54:01-04

CEDAR GROVE — Less than 12 hours after President Trump's COVID-19 infection was announced, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force visited Wisconsin.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was at Double Dutch Dairy Friday morning. Secretary Perdue is also a member of the President's cabinet.

Mr. Perdue visited the family farm to host a farmer town hall with Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.

The event gave Secretary Perdue a chance to hear from Wisconsin farmers about trade agreements, labor, and the impact the coronavirus has had on the agriculture industry.

At the event, a majority of people were wearing masks and practiced social distancing.

After the event, Secretary Perdue reacted to President Trump's diagnosis.

"I think its very telling that we all have to be careful and be safe and be healthy," said Secretary Perdue. "We certainly pray for his and the first lady’s recovery. I know he’s committed to continuing his job and will do everything he can. I can’t believe his energy frankly so we look forward to a complete and speedy recovery."

Secretary Perdue said the President's run-in with COVID-19 should serve as a reminder to everybody to continue taking the virus seriously and to be careful going about day-to-day business.

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