MI politicians react after Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Lawmakers and officials across Michigan are reacting to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement Friday morning:

“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. 

“Here’s the good news. We can beat this enemy – but it’s going to take every single one of us working together to do it. Right now the most effective weapon we have is pretty simple: it’s wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth. It’s washing your hands with soap and water. And maintaining six feet of physical distance from one another. 

“I know this is hard. It’s hard for our seniors, our parents, our students, our small businesses, and our frontline workers. This has been one of the most challenging experiences any of us has ever faced. But 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.”

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tweeted the following:

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, tweeted the following:

Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI, tweeted the following:

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Grand Rapids, tweeted out the following just after 1 a.m. Friday:

U.S. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland:

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint:

Laura Cox, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party:

Hillary Scholten, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd U.S. District:

Peter Meijer, the Republican candidate for the 3rd U.S. District, also shared his thoughts, tweeting the following:

John James, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate for Michigan, tweeted the following:

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