On Saturday morning, former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie informed his followers on Twitter that he was released from the hospital amidst his battle with COVID-19. Christie is one of the many high-profile Republicans who has contracted COVID-19 in recent weeks. That list also includes President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Thom Tillis, Sen. Ron Johnson, and many others. In response to his Twitter update, many responded to wish him well. But, of course, others responded by tying the former governor's diagnosis back to Trump.
Christie originally shared that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 3. He wrote on Twitter, "I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19. I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition." Just as he touched upon in his statement, he was later admitted to the hospital to receive treatment for his diagnosis.
I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center. I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 10, 2020
Christie's latest update about his condition has drawn a bevy of colorful responses amongst Twitter users. Scroll down to see what some of those individuals are saying.
Great news! I’m voting for Biden/Harris but very happy to know you’re doing well and going home!— Peggy Barons (@Pegbarons) October 10, 2020
Glad to hear you are better. You have a great opportunity to be a force for positive change. If you don’t use it, it would be a true shame.— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) October 10, 2020
it's good to be able to get the best healthcare in the world, ha?
be well.— Tzippy Shmilovitz 🤦♀️ (@Tzipshmil) October 10, 2020
Great news. And thank you for not making videos pretending it was no big deal.— Will Saletan (@saletan) October 10, 2020
Glad you could use your privilege to get admitted. I, on the other hand, was denied because I wasn’t sick enough to take up a hospital bed, even though my doctor told me I had severe symptoms and needed to go to the ER.— BertFA (@BertTraveler) October 10, 2020
Glad you are better.— Louise (@clwtweet) October 10, 2020
Hope your “more to say about all of this” at least includes recognizing the importance of complying with CDC guidelines of wearing a mask and physical distancing?