New Mexicans react to President Trump and First Lady Melania testing positive for COVID-19

Early Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, writing, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” 

“Get well Mr President! Prayers for you and the First Lady” wrote Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block.

“Pray for our President and First Lady,” wrote Republican candidate for Congress in the Third District, Alexis Martinez Johnson. 

“Prayers for President Trump!” wrote the Republican Party of New Mexico.

Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce wrote:

Cynthia and I are lifting up the President and First Lady in prayer tonight! We pray that they have a speedy recovery and remain healthy. We are in this together!

Instead of wishing the President well, Rep. Deb Haaland instead retweeted a post about the U.S. Census. 

Sen. Martin Heinrich did not comment, but rather tweeted about air quality in U.S. schools.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham tweeted the following statement:

My thoughts are with the president and the first lady. I’m wishing them a speedy and full recovery. This virus is vicious. It can and will infect anyone. We’ve all got to double down on safe practices and look out for each other. Please wear a mask.

Sen. Tom Udall wrote the following:

We all wish the President and the First Lady a quick recovery from this dangerous virus— it truly can affect anyone. #COVID19 is spreading in New Mexico, so we all must follow public health guidelines, wear a mask, physically distance, and keep our communities safe.

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small wrote on Twitter:

I am wishing President Trump and the first lady a quick recovery. Nathan and I are praying for their health and their family in this difficult time.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján tweeted out this statement:

Sending my wishes for a quick and full recovery to President Trump and the First Lady and staff. Now more than ever, it’s important to avoid large gatherings, wear a mask, and stay safe. This virus has touched so many of our families, but we can beat it — together.

Rep. Deb Haaland, who was the last of the federal delegation to comment, authored a snarky back-handed greeting on Twitter, writing:

Over the past many months thousands of Americans have suffered from this virus. During that time essential workers, single moms, & healthcare professionals have put their health on the line to pay the bills & serve our communities. COVID19 attacked our country because our President refused to seriously acknowledge it. This virus is deadly, & very real. I wish the President & the First Lady well, and I hope their positive tests remind us that no one is untouchable. We must listen to the scientists & do all we can to stop this virus. #MaskUp

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