World Leaders React To Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
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World Leaders React To Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis


World leaders and officials sent their best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Friday for a swift recovery after he announced early Friday morning that the First couple tested positive for COVID-19.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that he and his wife Sara, along with “millions of Israelis” are wishing our “friends a full and speedy recovery.”

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was hospitalized for a week in April and spent several days in the ICU before recovering tweeted his “best wishes” and hoped for both Trumps to “have a speedy recovery.”

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his “friend” a “quick recovery and good health.”

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wished the president and first lady a “speedy recovery.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to his U.S. counterpart, wishing Trump a speedy recovery from coronavirus, according to the Kremlin press service.

“I am confident that your vital energy, high spirits, and optimism will help you cope with the dangerous virus,” the press service quoted Putin. “I am certain that your inherent vitality, good spirits, and optimism will help you cope with this dangerous virus.”

North Korean Dictator Kim Jung Un offered “warm greetings” and hopes Trump will recover “as soon as possible,” according to North Korean state news agency KCNA.

“He sincerely hoped that they would recover as soon as possible. He hoped they will surely overcome it,” the Korean Central News Agency reported. “He sent warm greetings to them.”

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in a letter extended a “word of consolation and encouragement” to Trump’s family and the American people.

“[The] First lady and I wish you and your wife a speedy recovery, along with the people of South Korea. We also would like to extend a word of consolation and encouragement to your family and the American People,” Moon wrote in a letter.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement via government spokesman Steffan Siebert: “I send all my best wishes to Donald and Melania Trump,” and calling on them to “get over the infection well and soon be completely healthy again.”

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wished Trump a speedy recovery in a televised meeting with journalists.

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi sent his “sincere wishes for a speedy recovery” to the first couple.

“My sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to US President Donald Trump and the First Lady, and for them to progress beyond this stage quickly in order to return to full health and wellness and to continue to lead with the valuable efforts of the United States on combating this virus worldwide, for the benefit of all humanity. May God protect our people, and all peoples of the world,” El-Sisi tweeted.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished the Trumps “a speedy recovery” and “hope that they will overcome the quarantine period without problems.”

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Janša wished the Trumps in a tweet a “full and speedy recovery.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his best wishes to the First Couple.

“Sophie and I are sending our best wishes to @POTUS Trump and @FLOTUS,” Trudeau tweeted. “We hope you both get well soon and have a full recovery from this virus.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying tweeted that she was “saddened” to learn of the Trump’s positive test results. 

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted “best wishes” for a “speedy recovery.”

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro wished Trump a speedy recovery in a message posted on his Facebook account with a video showing the president being flown to Walter Reed hospital. The Brazil president also tested positive for the virus earlier this summer.

“I wish the President of the USA, Donald Trump, and the First Lady, Melania a speedy recovery,” Bolsonaro said. “You will win and leave stronger, for the good of the USA and the world.”

– Desejo rápida recuperação ao presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, e à Primeira-Dama, Melania.- Com fé em Deus, logo…

Posted by Jair Messias Bolsonaro on Friday, October 2, 2020

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted his “best wishes” to President and First Lady for a “full and speedy recovery.”


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