McConnell on Trump coronavirus test: Let's continue to pray for 'all those impacted by COVID-19'

McConnell on Trump coronavirus test: Let's continue to pray for 'all those impacted by COVID-19'
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Schumer steps on the gas to move Biden agenda Hoyer says Dec. 15 is drop-dead deadline to hike debt ceiling MORE (R-Ky.) on Friday said Americans should “continue to pray ... for all those impacted by COVID-19” after President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE announced that he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor MORE had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Happy to hear the White House physician’s report that @POTUS and @FLOTUS are feeling well following their positive tests for COVID-19,” McConnell tweeted. “Let’s continue to pray today and every day for our President and our First Lady and for all those impacted by COVID-19.”

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Trump and the first lady tweeted early Friday morning that they had tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came after news reports that top White House adviser Hope HicksHope HicksWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Grisham calls Kushner 'Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan MORE tested positive on Thursday morning.

The president said he will quarantine, just weeks before the election and as the GOP-controlled Senate works to confirm his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Both McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP senators introduce bill targeting Palestinian 'martyr payments' Bipartisan senators earmark billion to support democracies globally Democrats see Christmas goal slipping away MORE (R-S.C.) indicated that the confirmation process would be unaffected by Trump's diagnosis. 

Trump has held in-person campaign rallies, including an indoor event in September, leading up to his positive test result. He also shared the debate stage with Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Dole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 MORE on Tuesday. Biden is expected to be tested Friday morning.