NBA Players React To Trump Having COVID-19

NBA Players React To Trump Having COVID-19

President Donald Trump stunned the entire world late Thursday night when he announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted COVID-19.

Almost immediately, reactions began to pour in from NBA players.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” President Trump wrote.

The First Lady subsequently released her own statement.

“As too many Americans have done this year, @POTUS & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19,” she tweeted out.

“We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”

President Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, also released a statement regarding the situation.

“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-coV-2- virus,” he said.

“The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.

“The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country’s greatest medical professionals and institutions.”

President Trump and the NBA have had a tense relationship in recent months. Recently, he critiqued the league for its social justice stances and pointed to that as the reason for its notable TV ratings decline.

“The kneeling (during the national anthem) has been horrible for basketball,” President Trump said.

“They’ve had horrible ratings, low numbers. People are angry about it. They have enough politics with guys like me. There was a nastiness about the NBA the way (protesting) was done. The NBA is in trouble, bigger trouble than they understand.”

NBA star LeBron James quickly responded by saying he didn’t care if the league lost President Trump’s viewership.

“You trying to make me laugh right now? I appreciate that,” James said.

“I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game. And that’s all I got to say.”

Additional details regarding how President Trump is recovering should become available as the day progresses.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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