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MSNBC's Maddow: 'If you pray, please pray for the speedy recovery' for Trump, first lady

MSNBC's Maddow: 'If you pray, please pray for the speedy recovery' for Trump, first lady
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"God bless the president and the first lady," Maddow, the MSNBC host and staunch critic of Trump, wrote after the news broke. "If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery — and for everyone infected, everywhere. This virus is horrific and merciless — no one would wish its wrath on anyone. We must get its spread under control. Enough."

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CNN confirmed that Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE will be tested on Friday after sharing a debate stage with the president on Tuesday night, when there were several instances of the two men shouting at each other.

Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate in a town hall format on Oct. 15 in Miami.