With Prayers for Trumps, Jill Biden Campaigns in NH After Negative COVID Test

The wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made two stops in New Hampshire on Friday, when the president announced he'd tested positive for the coronavirus

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Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, offered thoughts and prayers for the president and first lady "as a matter of health and respect" while making a campaign swing through New Hampshire.

She and her husband both tested negative for the coronavirus following the announcement that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive.

Jill Biden, at a "Women for Biden" gathering in Manchester, offered some thoughts on the health of the first family before beginning her campaign remarks.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden have tested negative for the coronavirus. Biden was in close proximity to President Donald Trump at the presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday.

"Let me start by sending my thoughts and prayers for the health and safety of the president and first lady," she said, adding, "Joe and I pray that they will quickly recover and make a full recovery."

Biden went on to note that her comments were "just not a matter of politics, it's a matter of health and respect."

Participants at the event appeared to be sitting at least six feet apart and wearing masks.

The former second lady was also scheduled to visit Fox Point Oysters in Dover.

President Trump had a busy week of campaigning before his diagnosis with COVID-19. We took a look at the events he attended over the past week that may be at risk for virus spread.

Joe Biden, meanwhile, still held his previously scheduled event in Michigan.

The Bidens' primary care physician announced Friday just after noon that they had received PCR tests earlier in the day and "COVID-19 was not detected." Biden shared a stage with Trump at Tuesday night's debate, though the two kept social distance from one another.

Members of the Trump and Biden families were also in attendance at the debate in Cleveland; reporters there observed that some members of the Trump family and administration didn't wear masks, despite rules about attendees keeping their faces covered, while members of Biden's did. All attendees were tested for COVID before entering.

Trump had been scheduled to attend a fundraiser at his Washington, D.C., hotel and hold a political rally in Sanford, Florida, on Friday evening. But just after 1 a.m., the White House released a revised schedule with only one event: A phone call on “COVID-19 support to vulnerable seniors.”

Vice President Mike Pence eventually led that event, while Trump was flown to Walter Reed Medical Center, where the White House said he'll spend a few days as a precautionary measure.

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