BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As the world woke up to news that President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady tested positive COVID-19, prominent Western New Yorkers were quick to send their well wishes.
"My prayers are with the President and First Lady," Congressman Chris Jacobs wrote on Twitter.
My prayers are with the President and First Lady. I’m wishing them a swift and full recovery. https://t.co/e96Q9YblHv— Rep. Chris Jacobs (@RepJacobs) October 2, 2020
In Congressman Tom Reed's get-well message, the Representative for New York's 23rd Congressional District said "we must use our common sense, smarts, and medical best practices to mitigate its risks."
Sending our prayers and best wishes to the @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS. We wish them a speedy and full recovery.— Tom Reed (@RepTomReed) October 2, 2020
This is a moment that, I believe, we as leaders can demonstrate who we are as a country. (1/3)
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would send POTUS and FLOTUS a "New York Cares" care package, filled with Upstate New York apples, New York City bagels, and other provisions.
My thoughts are with President Trump and the First Lady and I wish them a full and speedy recovery.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 2, 2020
This virus is vicious and spreads easily.
Wear a mask. Let’s all look out for each other.
Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph Emminger used his past experience battling the coronavirus to share his feelings about best practices: "be vigilant in practicing social distancing, wear a mask and wash those hands."
Excuse me for reminding everyone of what I said 6-7 months ago; this virus does not know if you’re Republican or Democrat,so just be vigilant in practicing social distancing, wear a mask and wash those hands.I hope and pray the President and First Lady are asymptomatic 1/4— Joe Emminger (@joeemmingerr) October 2, 2020
7 Eyewitness News also spoke with prominent Buffalo developer Carl Paladino, who recently was hospitalized for COVID-19. He and Trump are both 74 years old. Paladino called it a "very frustrating ordeal."
“Personally I had a light case of COVID-19 when I had it. I wish the President well, oh my God. The man has a ton of energy and it will be very frustrating if he has to quarantine himself," said Paladino.