Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill sent out messages of well wishes for both President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump after the couple tested positive for coronavirus early Friday morning.
Given the knock down drag out the two had during the first debate Tuesday evening, it’s refreshing to see Biden take the high road here and not gloat about the diagnosis, which is what a lot of heartless folk on the left are doing this morning.
“Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden tweeted. “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”
Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020
Biden will be tested for COVID-19 himself later on Friday, according to CNN, just three days after he was on the debate stage with Trump, both of whom were without masks during the 90-minute exchange, though both were more than six feet apart. The campaigns had before agreed to forgo the traditional pre-debate handshake.
Biden confirmed on Sept. 4 that he had been tested at least once for COVID-19 and that he planned to be regularly tested throughout the campaign. “I just, ‘yes, sir,’ show up and put my head back,” he said at the time regarding his testing. “I imagine it’ll be sometime this week, but it will be a regular basis.”
President Trump made the announcement about the positive diagnosis at 1 a.m. on Friday via Twitter:
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) October 2, 2020
Let’s make sure we take the time today to pray for the president and his wife. While he has a very high probability of surviving the virus and not even becoming all that ill, this sickness is just the pits.
Here’s to hoping the rest of the Trump family stays safe and healthy.