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Tri-Staters React to President Trump Testing Positive for COVID-19

Local residents voice their thoughts after news broke Friday that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 9:44 PM

The news of the Commander-in Chief's positive is sending shock waves across the country and the Tri-State is not immune.

"I just hope and pray that he gets well over it," Gerald Miller, 72-year-old Evansville resident said.

While Hoosiers took in the evening on the River Front, some were wondering if the President's attitude toward the virus will now change.

"This is shocking," said Evansville resident Kevin Green. "Once you deny the world, or deny America about the Coronavirus and you tell people that it's going to be over with soon and you don't have to worry about this and now you get it, now the question is: what are you going to do about it now?"

Despite the President and First Lady testing positive for COVID-19, the White House does not appear to be changing protocol.

As of now, wearing masks is not mandatory in the white house despite proof of their ability to stop the spread of the virus.

And across town, others were sending their thoughts to D.C.

"I don't want nobody to have it, that's not good for nobody and I just pray for you that you do get over it and Amen," Miller said.

Green echoed the same sentiments.

"I hope they'll be alright though, that's not for anybody to have," he said. "I wish that they recover real good."

But also frustrated with the President's handling of the pandemic, he sees this as a wake up call.

"Because now you're suffering, now you know how it feels that everybody else is suffering," he said.

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