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Barack Obama Releases Statement on Donald Trump, Melania Contracting COVID-19

by Thad Mitchell
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Former President Barack Obama tweeted well-wishes to current President Trump earlier on Friday as Trump battles Covid-19.

“Michelle and I hope that the President, First Lady, and all those affected by the coronavirus around the country are getting the care they need and are on the path to a speedy recovery,” he says.

Predictably, Obama’s tweet drew some criticism from his Twitter followers, thus prompting him to respond with another tweet about the current political climate.

“Obviously, we’re in the midst of a big political battle right now, and while there is a lot at stake, let’s remember that we’re all Americans,” he says.” We’re all human beings. And we want everyone to be healthy, no matter our party.”

Obama’s tweets did not go unnoticed by his Twitter followers. Many followed up with an appreciation of the former president’s words.


“Thank sir, for showing compassion and human decency for showing compassion and human decency in the face of political farces,” One Tweeter writes,” We desperately need solid nonpartisan leadership in these dismal times.”

Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week and has since been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center. He tweeted a video on Friday before making his way to Walter Reed Medical Center. He also gave “thumbs up” on way to Marine One to be taken to the hospital, according to Daily Mail.

Obama Not the Only One

Furthermore, Obama isn’t the only prominent political figure to wish Trump a speedy recovery. Former Democratic Presidential Nominee also tweeted out support on Friday.

“We wish the President and First Lady a speedy recovery, and hope for the safety of the White House staff, the Secret Service, and others putting their lives on the line,” she says. “This pandemic has affected so many. We must continue to protect ourselves, our families, and communities.”