There was widespread international sympathy but also something that resembled schadenfreude after President Donald Trump announced Friday on Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the new coronavirus.
“Wishing my friend @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a quick recovery and good health,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose relationship with Trump has grown close in recent years, tweeted.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized for a week in April – some of it in intensive care – after he contracted COVID-19, wished Trump a “speedy recovery.”
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Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu struck a similar tone and even