Several Wisconsin leaders have responded to President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis.
The president tweeted early Friday morning he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. 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.
In Wisconsin, several leaders shared best wishes for a speedy recovery for President Trump and the first lady.
Gov. Tony Evers and his wife Kathy sent their wishes during the Trump's recovery:
Kathy and I are sending our best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in their recovery.— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) October 2, 2020
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes wished for the speedy recovery of everyone with COVID-19, but did not name the president specifically.
I hope and pray for a speedy recover for every person dealing with COVID-19.— Mandela Barnes (@TheOtherMandela) October 2, 2020
As see, this virus can affect anyone, anywhere; this is why we all need to take it seriously and exercise extreme caution as cases continue to rise.
U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin also tweeted their best wishes for the president and first lady, with Baldwin also citing Wisconsin's record-breaking number of new cases on Thursday:
Wisconsin reported a record 2,887 new #COVID19 cases yesterday and now President Trump and the First Lady have tested positive. I wish them and everyone affected a quick recovery, and I hope that we will all do our part to stop the spread of this deadly virus and help save lives.— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) October 2, 2020
Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also tweeted his support:
Former Governor Scott Walker also shared his best wishes on Twitter:
Lord,— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) October 2, 2020
Please bless the President and First Lady with your healing hand. We pray the same for all those who are suffering today and for their families.
In Your name we pray,
The president and first lady said they are experiencing "mild symptoms."
All of the president's upcoming events have been canceled.