Biden wishes Trump and first lady Melania full recovery at Michigan campaign stop

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From a campaign stop in Michigan, Democratic nominee Joe Biden wished President Trump and first lady Melania Trump a full recovery after the pair tested positive for the coronavirus overnight.

“I’d like to start by acknowledging, which I’m sure all of you do as well, that I’m sending my prayers to the health and safety for first lady and the president of the United States,” Biden told a crowd in Grand Rapids.

“My wife, Jill, and I pray that they will make a full recovery. This is not about politics. This is a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously,” he went on.

The former veep said he took two coronavirus tests before deciding to fly to Michigan on Friday after he shared a debate stage with Trump in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis has brought dramatic upheaval to the presidential race just 32 days before the election.

While Biden is free to swing through must-win states like Michigan, the president is in quarantine in the White House residence where he is “fatigued” and being treated with a cocktail of drugs, his doctor said.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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