Former President Obama appeared to be pushing for a unifying tone on Friday during a virtual fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. He said he and former first lady Michelle Obama sent their “best wishes” to President Trump as he underwent treatment for the coronavirus.
“While we are in the midst of a big political battle, and we take this very seriously, we also want to send our best wishes to the President of the United States, the First Lady,” Obama said during the collection. fund which included Deputy Sen. Kamala Harris, presidential candidate, and actor Michael B. Jordan, according to ABC News.
The 44th President has said he hopes Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and everyone else affected by the virus will have a “speedy recovery”.
He wrote a similar sentiment on Twitter on Friday: “Let’s remember we’re all Americans. We are all human beings. And we want everyone to be healthy, regardless of our party. ”
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Biden also sent his best wishes to the president and the first lady during a campaign stop in Michigan.
“May God protect the first family and every family that is struggling with this virus,” he told his supporters. “It can’t be a partisan moment.”
Earlier, Biden tweeted: “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a speedy recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the President and his family.
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Biden’s campaign also planned to at least temporarily withdraw all of his negative attack ads against the president while he battles the virus.