Wisconsin leaders respond to President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

Posted at 2:21 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 15:24:55-04

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:

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes wished for the speedy recovery of everyone with COVID-19, but did not name the president specifically.

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 State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also tweeted his support:

Former Governor Scott Walker also shared his best wishes on Twitter:

The president and first lady said they are experiencing "mild symptoms."

All of the president's upcoming events have been canceled.

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