World leaders and officials sent their best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Friday for a swift recovery after he announced early Friday morning that the First Couple tested positive for COVID-19.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that he and his wife Sara, along with “millions of Israelis” are wishing our “friends a full and speedy recovery.”
Like millions of Israelis, Sara and I are thinking of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish our friends a full and speedy recovery. https://t.co/UcxQpsxBLE— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 2, 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was hospitalized for a week in April and spent several days in the ICU before recovering tweeted his “best wishes” and hoped for both Trumps to “have a speedy recovery.”
My best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady. Hope they both have a speedy recovery from coronavirus.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 2, 2020
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his “friend” a “quick recovery and good health.”
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wished the president and first lady a “speedy recovery.”
Wishing President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speedy recovery from COVID-19.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 2, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to his U.S. counterpart, wishing Trump a speedy recovery from coronavirus, according to the Kremlin press service.
“I am confident that your vital energy, high spirits, and optimism will help you cope with the dangerous virus,” the press service quoted Putin. “I am certain that your inherent vitality, good spirits, and optimism will help you cope with this dangerous virus.”
North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un offered “warm greetings” and hopes Trump will recover “as soon as possible,” according to North Korean state news agency KCNA.
“He sincerely hoped that they would recover as soon as possible. He hoped they will surely overcome it,” the Korean Central News Agency reported. “He sent warm greetings to them.”
The full message from the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Donald Trump is on state media pic.twitter.com/HCiNNx85nJ— Laura Bicker (@BBCLBicker) October 2, 2020
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in a letter extended a “word of consolation and encouragement” to Trump’s family and the American people.
“[The] First lady and I wish you and your wife a speedy recovery, along with the people of South Korea. We also would like to extend a word of consolation and encouragement to your family and the American People,” Moon wrote in a letter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement via government spokesman Steffan Siebert: “I send all my best wishes to Donald and Melania Trump,” and calling on them to “get over the infection well and soon be completely healthy again.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda, who has a close relationship with Trump, wished his U.S. counterpart a speedy recovery, adding Poland and the U.S. “will get through the hardships and succeed in fighting Covid-19.”
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wished Trump a speedy recovery in a televised meeting with journalists.
President Andrés Manuel @lopezobrador_ sends his wishes for a speedy recovery to President @realDonaldTrump and his wife Melania Trump @FLOTUS after testing positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/bxOGTDzGF5— Embassy of Mexico in the U.S. (@EmbamexEUA) October 2, 2020
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi sent his “sincere wishes for a speedy recovery” to the first couple.
“My sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to US President Donald Trump and the First Lady, and for them to progress beyond this stage quickly in order to return to full health and wellness and to continue to lead with the valuable efforts of the United States on combating this virus worldwide, for the benefit of all humanity. May God protect our people, and all peoples of the world,” El-Sisi tweeted.
خالص تمنياتي بالشفاء العاجل للرئيس الامريكي دونالد ترامب والسيدة الاولي، وان يتجاوزا هذه المرحلة بسرعة للعودة بكامل الصحة والعافية لمواصلة قيادة جهود الولايات المتحدة المقدرةنحو العمل على مكافحة هذا الفيروس علي مستوي العالم لصالح الانسانية جمعاء،حفظ الله شعوبنا وكافة شعوب العالم.— Abdelfattah Elsisi (@AlsisiOfficial) October 2, 2020
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished the Trumps “a speedy recovery” and “hope that they will overcome the quarantine period without problems.”
I wish a speedy recovery to U.S. President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19.— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) October 2, 2020
I sincerely hope that they will overcome the quarantine period without problems and regain their health as soon as possible.
Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Janša wished the Trumps in a tweet a “full and speedy recovery.”
All friends of #USA 🇺🇸 in Slovenia 🇸🇮, especially @bacovnik and I are thinking of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and wish @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a full and speedy recovery. https://t.co/LA1vFkFjcI— Janez Janša (@JJansaSDS) October 2, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his best wishes to the First Couple.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying tweeted that she was “saddened” to learn of the Trump’s positive test results.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted “best wishes” for a “speedy recovery.”
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro wished Trump a speedy recovery in a message posted on his Facebook account with a video showing the president being flown to Walter Reed hospital. The Brazil president also tested positive for the virus earlier this summer.
“I wish the President of the USA, Donald Trump, and the First Lady, Melania a speedy recovery,” Bolsonaro said. “You will win and leave stronger, for the good of the USA and the world.”
World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted his “best wishes” to President and First Lady for a “full and speedy recovery.”