President Trump on Sunday announced on Twitter that Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and his personal lawyer leading the campaign’s legal push challenging the election results has tested positive for the coronavirus.
“@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!!!” Trump tweeted.
.@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
Giuliani was admitted to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sunday evening, according to AP. The former New York City mayor dubbed America’s mayor is at high risk for serious complications due to his age. He is 76 years old. According to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly told AP that the former Mayor was admitted after “exhibiting some symptoms,” but provided no additional details regarding his condition.
In a statement from the Trump campaign late Sunday released “with the consent of Mayor Giuliani, the former NYC Mayor tested negative twice “immediately preceding his trip to Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia,” adding that Giuliani did not “experienced any symptoms or test positive for Covid-19 until more than 48 hours after his return.”
In the last two weeks, Giuliani has crisscrossed the country extensively, partaking in a series of hearings in battleground states the Trump campaign has challenged the results of the 2020 presidential elections. Giuliani’s recent visit was Thursday, attending the Georgia state Senate hearing at Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Last Wednesday, Giuliani traveled to Michigan for a state House committee hearing that lasted almost five hours. Earlier in the week, the former mayor was in Arizona on Monday to meet with some GOP members of the state’s legislature.
Giuliani’s diagnosis comes just two weeks after his son, Andrew who works in the White House had recently tested positive for COVID. On Twitter, Andrew tweeted that his father is “resting, getting great care and feeling well.”
A few hours after the news broke, Giuliani shared on Twitter that he’s “getting great care and feeling good.”
“Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes,” Giuliani tweeted. “I’m getting great care and feeling good. Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.”
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Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes.— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 7, 2020
I’m getting great care and feeling good.
Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.