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Gov. Whitmer and other Michigan leaders wish Trump a speedy recovery

Governor Gretchen Whitmer photo
Associated Press

The morning after President Donald Trump confirmed that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, Michigan's political leaders are showing for the most part support for the president and wishing him a speedy recovery. 

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued this statement: 

"I want to start by wishing the president and first lady a speedy recovery. COVID-19 is the most dangerous public health crisis America has faced in 100 years. It is still present in our communities. It is still spreading. And people are still dying from it every single day." 

"This virus doesn't care if you're rich or poor, a Republican or a Democrat, young or old. No one is immune. Not even the president," her statement continued. Her statement went on to say that it's going to take everyone to "beat this enemy" and that it would be hard because "this has been one of the most challenging experience any of us has ever faced."

"We must not let our guard down. We must remain vigilant. COVID-19 won't just go away because we're tired of the disruptions it has caused to our daily lives, and right now there is no cure."  

"My sincere hope is that today's news will serve as a wakeup call to every single American. Right now all 50 states and the federal government have some kind of declared state of emergency. We are all in this together. Let's all do our part. Let's all mask up. And let's get through this together, as one nation." 


Meanwhile, current United States House of Reprsentative Justin Amash, a vocal critic issued this statement on Twitter: 


"Best wishes to the president and first lady on a full recovery, and for the health and well being of their family, White House staff, and those around them."

So far, there has not been word from Rep. Bill Huizenga, or Senator's Gary Peters or Debbie Stabenow. Expect one shortly, as the President's announcement came overnight Friday morning.