Rudy Giuliani’s long history includes the Reagan Administration, being one of the more successful U.S. Attorneys, and a number of runs for offices.
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, has tested positive for COVID-19. Trump delivered the news by tweet, writing “Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!”
It is unclear from the president’s tweet where Giuliani, 76, is being treated, if he is symptomatic or if he is currently in quarantine. Giuliani is the most recent in a list of close Trump associates who have tested positive for the virus.
It is unclear how Giuliani became infected. He appeared on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” show to call for the Georgia State Legislature to overturn the election results in Trump’s favor an hour before his diagnosis was announced.
Giuliani has made multiple public appearances within the last week, including one at a Michigan State House panel and another at a Georgia State Senate hearing. Images from both events show Giuliani speaking in close proximity to others without a mask.
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.@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
Since Election Day, Giuliani has traveled the country challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in key states, holding large gatherings and ignoring public health guidelines, like mask-wearing and social distancing.
He has disseminated various false conspiracy theories about the election while challenging the results, including unfounded claims of mass voter fraud and insinuations that there was a mass conspiracy theory to somehow steal the election from the president.
Though Giuliani has claimed he has evidence of bad behavior, he has failed to provide it.
Giuliani has had an eventful year. Prior to the election, Giuliani helped formulate a New York Post story which alleged that a former business partner of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, had met with the senior Biden while he was vice president.
Biden’s team has denied a meeting ever happened, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation later opened an investigation into the story as a potential part of a disinformation campaign. Giuliani later gave his alleged evidence over to the FBI.
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The former mayor was also featured in the sequel to the movie “Borat,” where he appeared in a sordid scene where he seemingly acted improperly with an undercover actress. He later blamed the “hit job” on his involvement in the Hunter Biden story.
Though he has been present at several White House gatherings which have been widely suspected to be “superspreader events,” Giuliani has not quarantined after potential exposure. Two weeks ago, Giuliani’s son, Andrew, tested positive for the virus.
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