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Washington, Idaho leaders offer wishes for speedy recovery to Trump, first lady

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 2, 2020

President Donald Trump walks from the Oval Office before boarding Marine One at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Minnesota.   (Carolyn Kaster)
President Donald Trump walks from the Oval Office before boarding Marine One at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Minnesota.  (Carolyn Kaster)
From staff reports

Political leaders on both sides of the aisle sent wishes for a quick recovery to President Donald Trump on Friday after he announced he and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Some leaders, including Washington’s and Idaho’s governors, used their message also to remind the public of the importance of using masks and social distancing.

Here are some of the responses tweeted from political leaders in both states:

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane

“I wish @POTUS and @FLOTUS well. Praying for their health and a speedy recovery.”

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington:

“I wish the President and First Lady a speedy recovery. This is a terrible disease, and it continues to impact families across the country. It’s as important as ever we all continue washing hands, wearing masks, social distancing, & taking the steps we can to keep each other safe.”

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington:

“I wish the President and First Lady speedy recoveries.”

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee:

“All of us hope that President Trump and the First Lady will have a speedy recovery. The virus does not discriminate based on our politics. We hope everyone will protect their health and the health of those around them, by doing what we know works. Mask up.”

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside

“I’m praying for @POTUS and @FLOTUS, and I wish them both a speedy recovery.”

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho:

“Wishing President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump a speedy recovery!”

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho:

“Vicki and my prayers are with the President and First Lady, and all Americans and Idahoans who have been impacted by COVID-19. Hoping they make a swift and full recovery.”

Idaho Gov. Brad Little:

“Teresa and I are sending prayers to the President and First Lady for a speedy recovery from COVID-19. The pandemic is not over, and we must remain vigilant in defense of the virus. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Together we will get through these unprecedented times.”

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

“We’re all hoping for a speedy recovery Mr. President.”

Other members of Washington’s delegation:

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Kirkland:

“Wishing the President and First Lady a full & speedy recovery.”

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Issaquah:

“Wishing the President and First Lady a full recovery. COVID-19 is a horrible disease that has not gone away and is still prevalent in much of our country. Wear a mask, keep your distance from others, and don’t give this virus a chance to spread to others.”

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Tacoma:

“Wishing the President & First Lady, and all those suffering from COVID-19, a full and speedy recovery.”

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Ridgefield:

“I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to the President and First Lady today, and wishing them a full and swift recovery.”

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia:

“Today we are all reminded that nobody is safe from COVID. No matter how sure you are that the people around you aren’t infected, be safe. Mask up, wash your hands, and practice socially distancing. #MaskUpWA #giveaheck”.

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