On Friday, America received some terrible news: President Donald Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for COVID-19. With less than 32 days until the election, the President and Melania learned of their condition following advisor Hope Hicks’ Coronavirus diagnosis. Now many are asking that we please pray for Donald and Melania Trump.
The President made the announcement on Twitter, where he received a flood of wellwishing and prayers.
The president remains mostly asymptomatic with some very mild symptoms, but the diagnosis is disrupting his campaign at a crucial time. The President canceled plans to fly to Florida for a rally as well as the rest of his schedule. He has also canceled campaign rallies in Wisconsin and Arizona. It’s unclear if the next debate, scheduled for October 15, will happen.
“The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” White House physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, says of the diagnosis, assuring the American people that President Trump will “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.” Chief of staff Mark Meadows says that the President is “not only on the job” but “will remain on the job.” It’s unclear if any other White House staffers have tested positive.
People 65-74 are five times more likely than younger adults to be hospitalized and 90 times more likely to die from the illness. Right now, Joe Biden is surely privately celebrating the President’s diagnosis. But with the stock market falling in the wake of this terrible news and the country needing a true leader, most Americans are praying that President Trump and his First Lady come out of this OK. Fortunately, the President and the First Lady will receive the best medical care available.
Please join America in praying for President Trump and Melania. Watch a report on the President and First Lady’s illnesses below: