President Trump announced on Sunday that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who leads the sitting president’s flailing legal attempts at overturning election results, has tested positive for COVID-19.
.@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2020
It’s unclear whether Giuliani is experiencing any symptoms. However, according to the New York Times on Sunday afternoon, Giuliani was at Georgetown University Medical Center.
The White House declined to comment.
In a statement issued Sunday night, the Trump campaign said that Giuliani tested negative “twice immediately” before traveling to Arizona, Michigan and Georgia in the past week. The Trump campaign added that Giuliani did not experience any symptoms nor test positive for COVID-19 until more than 48 hours after his return.
.@TeamTrump Statement Regarding Timeline of Mayor Giuliani’s COVID-19 Diagnosis pic.twitter.com/X8a17YhwZK
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 7, 2020
In recent weeks, Giuliani has traveled throughout the country sans mask as he egged on the sitting president’s unfounded claims of widespread election fraud. Legal challenges waged by Giuliani and the Trump campaign have proved fruitless as federal and state court judges have found no evidence to support the Trumpworld’s bogus fraud claims and President-elect Joe Biden has officially secured enough electors to win the election.
On Wednesday, Giuliani appeared before a Michigan House panel without wearing mask. Many others in the room also appeared maskless.
The day after, Giuliani was in Atlanta, where he participated in a Georgia state Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on election security.
Giuliani’s COVID-19 diagnosis comes on the heels of other Trumpworld figures contracting the novel coronavirus, which include campaign aide Boris Epshteyn, Donald Trump Jr. as well as the former New York City mayor’s son Andrew Giuliani.