Gov. Evers wishes President Trump a speedy recovery, hopes it sends a message

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)– Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers hopes President Donald Trump testing positive for the coronavirus sends a message to others.

In an interview only with News 8 Now, the governor said he wishes President Trump and first lady Melania Trump a speedy recovery.

But, as the leader of the free world, he’s living in the tightest security bubble and still got the virus.

Not only has Trump been holding campaign events where only a handful of people are social distancing or wearing a mask, but he was planning more stops in Wisconsin this weekend. Governor Evers said that kind of message doesn’t help.

“I’m hopeful that people see, ‘Ok, this is a serious issue, let’s move forward.’ Because if somebody that’s in that tight of a security bubble can get it, anybody can get that,” said Gov. Evers.

The president’s planned stop for La Crosse on Saturday was initially moved to Janesville. That decision was based on an issue with the airport.

Because he tested positive, the Trump campaign said all previously announced all events with the President will instead be virtual or will be temporarily postponed.

“In addition, previously announced events involving members of the First Family are also being temporarily postponed. All other campaign events will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we will make any relevant announcements in the days ahead,” siad Bill Stepien, the Trump 2020 campaign manager, in a statement.

Vice President Mike Pence plans on resuming his scheduled campaign events after testing negative for the virus.