Gov. Lee offers prayers for Trump, first lady after COVID-19 diagnosis

Donald Trump, Bill Lee
Posted at 11:01 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 12:01:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee offered prayers for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump after they tested positive for COVID-19.

Lee tweeted Friday morning, “[First Lady Maria Lee] and I are praying for President Trump and First Lady Melania’s swift recovery and for all others affected by this virus.”

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the president was in "good spirits" and was feeling energetic following his diagnosis. First lady Melania Trump tweeted Friday morning that she was also experiencing "mild" symptoms but "overall feeling good."

Bill Hagerty, the GOP's nominee to succeed Sen. Lamar Alexander, also sent well wishes, saying:

“My family and I join Americans across the country in praying for President Trump, the First Lady and the Trump family and wish them a speedy recovery. President Trump and First Lady Trump are in the hands of the best medical doctors in America, and we are most optimistic that they will fully recover from the virus. I have seen President Trump’s work-ethic firsthand, and I know he will continue to carry out his duties while quarantining. The entire country stands united behind President Trump and First Lady Trump during this time, and we look forward to their full recovery soon.”