Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Trump’s personal lawyer contracting coronavirus.
Rudolph W. Giuliani, Former NYC mayor, Trump’s personal attorney and a point man in his bid to overturn the results of the November election, has contracted the coronavirus, the president confirmed in a tweet on Sunday.
“.@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,” Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon. “Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!”
Giuliani who is 76 years old, traveled to Michigan, Arizona and Georgia last week and met indoors with state legislators in an effort to persuade them to overturn President elect Joe Biden’s victory. Videos of the appearances showed that Giuliani was not wearing a mask during the meetings.
Giuliani was being treated at Georgetown University Medical Center, according to a person with knowledge of his condition who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter. It was unclear why Trump disclosed Giuliani’s condition, or whether he had asked for permission to do so.
In a statement that it said it was releasing with Giuliani’s consent, the Trump campaign said Sunday night that Giuliani “tested negative twice immediately preceding his trip to Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia.”
“The Mayor did not experience any symptoms or test positive for covid-19 until more than 48 hours after his return.”
The Trump campaign said that no state legislators or members of the media are on its contact-tracing list, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for close contacts. The CDC defines “close contact” as “any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient is isolated.” The Trump campaign also added that “other team members who are defined as having had close contact will be following their physicians’ directives and CDC guidelines on self isolation and testing.” It did not provide further details.