Putin offers Trump wishes of 'sincere support' after positive coronavirus test

Putin offers Trump wishes of 'sincere support' after positive coronavirus test
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Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting Hillicon Valley: NATO members agree to new cyber defense policy | YouTube banning politics, elections in masthead ads | 50 groups urge Biden to fill FCC position to reinstate net neutrality rules MORE on Friday offered “sincere support in this difficult moment” after President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden, Kate Middleton visit school together in first meeting Jill Biden wears 'LOVE' jacket 'to bring unity' to meeting with Boris Johnson White House gets back to pre-COVID-19 normality MORE tested positive for coronavirus, The Associated Press reported Friday.

The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin sent Trump a telegram reading: “I hope that your inherent vitality, good spirits and optimism will help you cope with the dangerous virus.”

The Trumps tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday through the Abbott rapid response tests, with the first couple receiving their COVID-19 results after being tested earlier.


“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday.

The first lady also tweeted early Friday to note that like "too many" other Americans, she and her husband would have to quarantine after testing positive for the disease.


“We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together,” Melania Trump wrote.

Presidential physician Sean Conley said in a memo released by the White House that they “are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence."

“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions. Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments," Conley added.

Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus MORE, a White House adviser and top aide to the president, had revealed on Thursday that she had tested positive for the disease. She traveled with the president on Air Force One to Cleveland on Tuesday for the presidential debate, as well as a campaign rally in Minnesota the next day.