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Celebs react to Donald Trump having COVID-19

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Oct 03, 2020 10:36 pm Updated Oct 03, 2020 10:51 pm

Two days after the first 2020 US Presidential Election debate in Cleveland, Ohio, President Donald Trump announced in a Tweet that he and first lady Melania both tested positive for COVID-19, which has infected more than 7 million Americans to date.

In an 18-second video message he posted on Twitter Saturday local time, a day after his announcement, Trump sent out his thanks for “everyone’s support” and revealed that he will be taken to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he has reportedly started Remdesivir therapy, an intravenous anti-viral drug.

“I am doing very well but we are going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well,” he said in his video message.

A few hours after his video message, he tweeted: “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”

The US President joins the list of world leaders who have been infected by the virus, which includes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Trump is known to downplay the extent of COVID-19. During the presidential debate, he even mocked his opponent, former US vice president Joe Biden, for wearing a mask often.

Thousands, including celebrities and noted personalities, spoke out on social media about the news — some sympathetic, and others either injected the political reality of the situation or peppered their response with humor.

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