This is how Canada reacted to news Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19
Canadian politicians are sending their well wishes to U.S. President Donald Trump after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to announce that he and his wife, Melania Trump, had both contracted coronavirus and are beginning their quarantine and recovery process immediately.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
In response, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also posted to social media, saying the he hopes for a full recovery for the president and his wife.
Sophie and I are sending our best wishes to @POTUS Trump and @FLOTUS. We hope you both get well soon and have a full recovery from this virus.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 2, 2020
This, of course, prompted many reactions from fellow Canadians, some who approved of the prime minister's message and others who clearly did not.
Thank you for only speaking on behalf of yourselves because the rest of Canada couldn’t give a flying shit if he recovers.— sairr uhh (@SarahFloria) October 2, 2020
"Thank you @JustinTrudeau. Humanity demands well wishes for everyone. To rise above our visceral reactions. This is what human beings who espouse justice for all should be doing," someone else wrote.
Not now Justin— Christine Estima (@christineestima) October 2, 2020
Toronto Mayor John Tory similarly wished the Trumps a speedy recovery.
I wish President Trump & his wife Melania Trump a quick recovery from #COVID19. I hope this sends a message to everyone across the US, here in Toronto and around the world: If the President of the United States and his wife can get COVID-19, you can get COVID-19.— John Tory (@JohnTory) October 2, 2020
However, he also went on to say that this serves as a message for everyone to take COVID-19 seriously by taking the proper precautions.
Each and every one of us need to take #COVID19 seriously. Wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance as much as possible, and - outside of work and school where there are precautions in place - stick to the people you live with.— John Tory (@JohnTory) October 2, 2020
Other prominent Canadian figures also spoke out, including lawyer Warren Kinsella.
There aren’t going to be any more debates.— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) October 2, 2020
And Gerald Butts, a political consultant who previously served for Trudeau.
So that was one day in October.— Gerald Butts 🇨🇦 😷🖐🧼🤚 (@gmbutts) October 2, 2020
The news comes just days after Trump and Joe Biden took part in their first presidential debate on Tuesday night, which sparked a huge uptick in Americans researching how to move to Canada.
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