Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to incumbent US President Donald Trump, has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Trump’s Twitter post on Sunday. Giuliani is the latest in Trump’s circle to get infected with coronavirus as cases surge across the US.
Rudy Giuliani was admitted on Sunday to Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, a source familiar with White House matters confirmed.
.@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
There are no additional details provided on Giuliani’s condition. It is still unclear when exactly he contacted COVID-19. Giuliani’s side has not issued any official statement as of this writing.
The 76-year-old former mayor of New York had been traveling across states in an effort to fight the 2020 election result, where Democract Joe Biden won. Both Trump and Giuliani have repeatedly claimed that the outcome of the election was marred by fraud.
State and federal officials said there is no evidence of fraud on any significant scale.
Last week, he appeared maskless at a hearing in the Michigan House of Representatives. He also visited Georgia on Thursday to urge state lawmakers to intervene to overturn Biden’s victory.
In many of those events, Giuliani shook hands and took photos with supporters.
Giuliani’s son, Andrew H. Giuliani, tweeted an update in regards to his condition. “My Dad @RudyGiuliani is resting, getting great care and feeling well,” he wrote. “Thank you to all the friends who have reached out concerned about his well being.”
Andrew H. Giuliani revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on November 20.
The Trump campaign has not said whether the legal team will now quarantine.
Many upper-level members of the Trump administration have been infected with the coronavirus at one point. President Trump and his wife Melania have contacted the disease in early October.
The US is seeing a steady rise in coronavirus cases and deaths, but the White House continue to host large events without masks and little social distancing.
Georgia Democratic state senator Elena Parent, who attended the hearing at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday with Giuliani, told CNN that Giuliani and his team “willingly endangered all of us to pander to Trump.”
The US has reported over 1 million new cases of COVID-19 in the first five days of December. As of December 6, the country has a total of 14,581,337 coronavirus cases nationwide. At least 281,186 people have died.
Experts say the coming months will be a “worst case scenario” in the US.