Lawmakers share their thoughts on the Trumps' COVID-19 diagnoses

  • Associated PressPresident Donald Trump walks Thursday from Marine One to the White House in Washington.

    Associated PressPresident Donald Trump walks Thursday from Marine One to the White House in Washington.

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Updated 10/2/2020 7:24 PM

Several Illinois lawmakers have issued statements about President Donald Trump's and Melania Trump's COVID-19 diagnoses. Here's a sampling.

U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (6th District), a Downers Grove Democrat: "Our hearts are heavy today with the news that the president and first lady of the United States have tested positive for COVID-19. Over 7.3 million Americans have now tested positive for COVID-19. More than 208,000 of them have succumbed to this horrible disease. Many of those who have survived are grappling with long-term health challenges and millions of Americans are trying to figure out how to move forward after losing a loved one. No one is immune. No one deserves to get sick. We will get through this only with our collective commitment to put science and public health above politics."


U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (8th District), a Schaumburg Democrat: "My thoughts and prayers are with the president and first lady, as well as everyone who's been in contact with them, in the wake of their positive COVID-19 tests. I hope their symptoms remain mild and wish them a full and speedy recovery."

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (9th District), an Evanston Democrat: "The entire scientific community has affirmed mask wearing is essential. ... The hope is that this is a learning moment (and) we will see people taking the idea of wearing a mask much more seriously."

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (10th District), a Deerfield Democrat: "I wish a full recovery for President Trump, the first lady, Hope Hicks and everyone else affected by the COVID-19 outbreak within the White House. As we pray for the health of all those affected by the virus in the United States and the world, let us also be reminded to take all possible precautions for ourselves, our families and our communities. Follow the three Ws: wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and watch your distance (stay six feet apart)."

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (14th District), a Naperville Democrat: "I wish the president, first lady and those around them a quick and comfortable recovery from COVID-19."

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U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (16th District), a Channahon Republican: "Praying for our president and first lady and wishing them both a swift and safe recovery."

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Springfield Democrat: "Wishing the president and first lady a speedy recovery from this dangerous coronavirus."

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Hoffman Estates Democrat: "Bryan and I wish (the Trumps) and all Americans who are suffering from COVID-19 a swift and full recovery from this devastating disease."

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