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Prayers and well wishes | Missouri, Illinois lawmakers react to Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

Political leaders are posting their thoughts and reactions on social media following the news

ST. LOUIS — Lawmakers in Missouri and Illinois are reacting to President Trump's announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson posted on Twitter Friday morning: "Teresa and I join Missourians and the nation in wishing President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania well as they navigate COVID-19 recovery. Our prayers are with them always."

The governor and his wife Teresa remain in isolation after testing positive for the virus last week. Teresa experienced mild symptoms and the governor did not experience any symptoms, according to the governor's office. The governor announced during his briefing Wednesday from the Governor's Mansion, that he and his wife have recovered and will resume their full schedules next week.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker retweeted the president's announcement and added, "I wish the President and First Lady a speedy recovery."

Pritzker is also in isolation after a member of his staff tested positive for the virus this week.

Friday morning, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth also posted their well wishes on Twitter.

Durbin wrote: "Wishing the President and First Lady a speedy recovery from this dangerous virus."

Duckworth wrote: "Bryan and I wish @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS and all Americans who are suffering from COVID-19 a swift and full recovery from this devastating disease. "

U.S Senators Josh Hawley and Roy Blunt also posted their well wishes on social media.

Hawley took to Twitter, saying, "Erin and I send our prayers and best wishes to @realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS for a speedy recovery."

And Blunt added, "Abby and I wish @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a quick recovery."

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson posted on Twitter: "As we’ve seen, this virus can affect anyone and doesn’t care what party you belong to. Wishing a full recovery for the President, First Lady, and all near them."

This story will be updated as more statements and reactions are gathered.

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