UPDATE 6.44 p.m. PT, December 6: Rudy Giuliani had a busy Sunday when Donald Trump revealed that his attorney tested positive for COVID-19 and then admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center. Giuliani went to Twitter to let us know about his condition.
“Thank you to all of my friends and followers for all of the prayers and kind wishes,” he tweeted. “I get very careful and I feel good. Recover quickly and keep up with everything. “
Thank you to all of my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes.
I get very careful and feel good.
Recover quickly and keep up with everything.
– Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 7, 2020
UPDATE 5:41 PM PT, December 6: Shortly after Donald Trump revealed that Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19, the attorney was admitted to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington.
It is not yet known when Giuliani tested positive for the coronavirus. Giuliani had recently toured the country to fight the 2020 election result. He appeared maskless at a hearing in the Michigan House of Representatives last week.
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Giuliani’s son Andrew H. Giuliani tweeted an update regarding his condition. “My dad @RudyGiuliani is resting, being very well looked after and feeling good,” he wrote. “Thank you to all friends who were concerned about his well-being.” It should be noted that Andrew H. Giuliani revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on November 20.
Rudy Giuliani is one of many in Trump’s close circle who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few months. Boris Epshteyn, member of the Trump campaign legal team; Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff; Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s press secretary, campaign advisor Corey Lewandowski and housing secretary Ben Carson were among those who tested positive.
My dad @RudyGiuliani is resting, being very well looked after and feeling good. Thank you to all friends who were concerned about his wellbeing. https://t.co/0FVceiNnHc
– Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) December 6, 2020
PREVIOUS: Rudy Giuliani, the executive in President Donald Trump’s legal effort to overthrow the presidential election, has contracted the coronavirus, Trump said on Sunday.
The news was delivered by Trump in a tweet today. Giuliani is Trump’s personal attorney and has traveled extensively to state lawmakers to look into the president’s case. He is 76 years old.
The question that immediately arises is how this will affect Trump’s struggle to have his election fraud claims accounted for. Giuliani has attended hearings in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia. In Pennsylvania, two Republican senators who met with Giuliani on Nov. 25 said they tested positive. Giuliani did not wear a mask at these hearings
The Trump campaign didn’t say whether the legal team will be quarantined now.
Giuliani previously claimed he was taking the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure. Many high-ranking members of the administration, including President Trump, were infected with the coronavirus at one point.
Trump tweeted that Giuliani had worked “tirelessly” on legal challenges for the election results. “Better soon Rudy, we’ll go on!” the president wrote.