Virginia leaders respond after President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump, Melania Trump

President Donald Trump stands on stage with first lady Melania Trump after the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(WFXR) — A number of government officials from across the Commonwealth have extended their best wishes to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump following the overnight announcement of their positive coronavirus diagnoses.

Gov. Ralph Northam extended well wishes to the President and the First Lady — along with the other tens of thousands of Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday, Oct. 1 — in light of their positive test results, adding a reminder about the serious nature of the virus.

This comes after Northam and Virginia’s First Lady Pamela Northam contracted the virus last week.

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax reminded Virginians to keep wearing masks and taking other steps to combat COVID-19 after he extended best wishes to the President and First Lady.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine — another Virginia politician who tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, along with his wife, back in May — wished the President and First Lady a quick recovery period. In addition, Kaine asked residents to abide by the CDC’s primary guidelines.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner also wished the President and First Lady a quick recovery before reminding residents to take the pandemic seriously

Congressman Ben Cline shared his support for the President and First Lady as they combat the coronavirus, describing Trump “an amazing fighter!”

“Godspeed, Mr. President!” Cline wrote.

Congressman Denver Riggleman extended thoughts and prayers to the President and First Lady on behalf of his family, saying the coronavirus “has hit close to home for our family and friends and we know the uncertainty and fear surrounding #COVID19.”

State Del. Chris Hurst also shared his thoughts and prayers for the President and First Lady.

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