Pence Sends 'Love and Prayers' to Trump

With president in quarantine, VP may have to step in for some duties
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2020 2:33 AM CDT
Pence Sends 'Love and Prayers' to Trump
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at an event hosted by The Family Leader Foundation Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Mike Pence sent warm wishes to President Trump early Friday after the president announced that he and Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. "Karen and I send our love and prayers to our dear friends President and Melanie Trump," the vice president tweeted. "We join millions across America praying for their full and swift recovery. God bless you President Trump and our wonderful First Lady Melania."Trump said Friday that he will begin the quarantine process immediately. An insider tells Politico that Trump was not showing symptoms Thursday, but Pence may need to step in for some tasks if Trump is confined to the White House. Trump's physician said in a memo that he expects the president to "continue carrying out his duties without disruption." (Read more Mike Pence stories.)

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