UPDATE 6:44pm PT, December 6: Rudy Giuliani has had an eventful Sunday, as Donald Trump revealed his lawyer tested positive for COVID-19 and was then admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center. Giuliani took to Twitter to give us an update on his condition.
“Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes,” he tweeted. “I’m getting great care and feeling good. Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.”
Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes.
I’m getting great care and feeling good.
Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 7, 2020
UPDATE 5:41pm PT, December 6: Shortly after Donald Trump revealed that Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19, the lawyer was admitted to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington.
It is still unknown when Giuliani tested positive for the coronavirus. As of late, Giuliani had been traveling the country in an effort to fight the 2020 election result. Last week, he appeared maskless at a hearing in the Michigan House of Representatives.
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.” 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 that have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past couple of months. Boris Epshteyn, a member of the Trump campaign legal team; Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff; Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s press secretary as well as campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski and housing secretary Ben Carson were among those who tested positive.
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) December 6, 2020
PREVIOUS: Rudy Giuliani, the lead operative in President Donald Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the presidential election, has contracted the coronavirus, Trump said Sunday.
The news was delivered by Trump in a tweet today. Giuliani is Trump’s personal attorney and has been traveling extensively to state legislatures in an effort to have the President’s case considered. He is 76 years old.
The question that immediately arises is how this will affect Trump’s battle to have his claims of election fraud considered. Giuliani has attended hearings in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Georgia. In Pennsylvania, two Republican state senators who met Nov. 25 meeting with Giuliani have since said they tested positive. Giuliani didn’t wear a mask in those hearings.Gi
The Trump campaign has not said whether the legal team will now quarantine.
Giuliani previously claimed he was taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure. Many upper-level members of the administration, including President Trump, have been infected with the coronavirus at one point.
Trump tweeted that Giuliani had been “working tirelessly” on legal challenges to the election results. “Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!” the President wrote.
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