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Gov. Mike DeWine issues proclamation making Sunday a 'Day of Prayer' for President Trump

Posted at 2:31 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 14:31:40-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Saturday that they have issued a proclamation making Sunday, Oct. 4 a Day of Prayer for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they battle their recent COVID-19 diagnosis.

The Day of Prayer is also intended for all of those who are currently fighting the virus or have been affected by it, DeWine said.

In the proclamation it states that Ohioans have “long turned to prayer during difficult and trying times as a source of strength and comfort.”

The president and first lady announced they had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning. By Friday evening Trump was taken by Marine One to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment as a precaution. He is said to be "doing well" according to White House doctors, but some are still concerned.

Since Trump’s announcement that he had contracted the virus, numerous other members of his entourage and inner circle have also tested positive for COVID-19, including Kellyanne Conway, Sens. Mike Lee and Thom Tillis, the president of the University of Notre Dame and former Gov. Chris Christie.

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