CLEVELAND — Gov. Mike DeWine appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning and admitted that no one from the White House has reached out to him about to tell him the president may have been positive for COVID-19 when he was in Cleveland for the debate.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tells @jaketapper that he has not been contacted by the White House about potential Covid-19 exposure in his state after President Trump tested positive for the virus days after his Cleveland debate. https://t.co/fetkV8aDfq #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/Rb7jOxn4yr— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) October 4, 2020
However, DeWine believes the circumstances that the president is under right now could be a very important lesson for everyone.
"You're the governor of the state of Ohio. Does it bother you that the president and his team put your citizens at risk," said CNN host Jake Tapper.
"Well, I think it's important what the president has done. The president went to the hospital, that could not have been an easy thing for him to do. I'm sure he didn't want to go. That's what made the right decision," DeWine said. "What I hope is that what we've seen with the president is a cautionary tale for people. And people will understand that look, it can happen to the president. It can happen to you. It can happen to your family. And you wear a mask to help other people."
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