Residents and visitors in the nation's capital reacted to the stunning news Friday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive to the coronavirus. (Oct. 2)
RILEY ROBINSON: I kept thinking that perhaps he was putting himself in danger. I think plenty of people were wondering about that, um, and I'm sorry. I'm sorry that this has happened.
NICK GENOVESE: It's ironic for sure. Um, it couldn't have come at a worse time for him. Um, and you know, I'm not sure how it will impact his presidential campaign, but I can't-- can't think it'll be a good thing. Um, and I believe in the intrinsic value of a human person. So I hope he gets well through this and stays healthy, him and his family. But at the same time, I think it is a little bit, uh, ironic and paradoxical that he of all people would come down with this.
DARYL BIBLE: So we don't wish any ill will to the president, but it's not at all a surprise given the, uh, direction. We just hope that this will cause a change in the direction of his leadership, and that he will curtail some of the activities-- like, really, the campaign rallies where he's essentially being the Pied Piper of COVID and spreading this around. Uh, hopefully, this will bring a change in direction, and he can begin to support effective mitigation of this pandemic.