Rudolph W. Giuliani, the previous New York Metropolis mayor and President Trump’s private and marketing campaign lawyer, has examined constructive for the coronavirus, Mr. Trump introduced on Twitter on Sunday.
“@RudyGiuliani, by far the best mayor within the historical past of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing probably the most corrupt election (by far!) within the historical past of the USA, has examined constructive for the China Virus. Get higher quickly Rudy, we’ll keep on!!!” Mr. Trump wrote.
Mr. Giuliani was at Georgetown College Medical Middle, in keeping with an individual who was conscious of his situation however not approved to talk publicly.
Mr. Giuliani has repeatedly been uncovered to the virus by contact with contaminated folks, together with throughout Mr. Trump’s preparation for his first debate towards President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. in September, simply earlier than the president examined constructive, in addition to when he appeared along with his son, Andrew, at a information convention on the Republican Nationwide Committee headquarters about two weeks in the past. Andrew Giuliani, who works as an aide within the White Home, said on Nov. 20 that he had examined constructive, days after Donald Trump Jr. did.
It was unclear why Mr. Trump was the one saying it. It was additionally unclear whether or not Mr. Giuliani, 76, is symptomatic. However at his age, he’s within the high-risk class for the virus.
Mr. Giuliani has been performing because the lead lawyer for Mr. Trump’s efforts to overthrow the outcomes of the election. He has repeatedly claimed he has proof of widespread fraud, however he has declined to submit that proof in authorized instances he has filed.
His an infection is the newest in a string of outbreaks amongst these within the president’s orbit. Boris Epshteyn, a member of the Trump marketing campaign authorized workforce, examined constructive late final month. The identical day, Mr. Giuliani attended a gathering of Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania about allegations of voting irregularities. One of many lawmakers at that assembly was notified shortly after whereas on the White Home that he had examined constructive.
Mark Meadows, the president’s chief of employees, and no less than eight others within the White Home and Mr. Trump’s circle, examined constructive within the days earlier than and after Election Day.
Mr. Trump was hospitalized on Oct. 2 after contracting the coronavirus. Kayleigh McEnany, the president’s press secretary, Corey Lewandowski, a marketing campaign adviser, and Ben Carson, the housing secretary, are amongst these within the president’s circle who’ve examined constructive this fall.
Mr. Giuliani appeared on Fox Information earlier on Sunday. Talking with the host Maria Bartiromo via satellite, Mr. Giuliani repeated baseless claims about fraud in Georgia and Wisconsin on “Sunday Morning Futures.” When requested if he believed Mr. Trump nonetheless had a path to victory, he stated, “We do.”