President Donald Trump said Sunday his private lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The attorney is the most up-to-date in Trump’s inner circle to deal with the disease that’s currently soaring across the united states.
The 76-year-old former New York mayor has traveled widely to battleground states in recent weeks and days in an attempt to assist Trump to subvert his election loss.
On many occasions, he’s fulfilled officials for hours at a time without wearing a mask.
Trump, who affirmed Giuliani’s positive evaluation at a Sunday day tweet, wished him a quick recovery.
“Get better soon Rudy, we’ll continue!!!” Trump wrote.
Giuliani didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, AP stated.
The attorney attended a hearing in the Georgia Capitol on Thursday where he traveled with no mask for many hours. Many state senators, all Republicans, did not wear masks in the hearing.
On Wednesday night, Giuliani was in Lansing, Michigan, to testify at an extremely unusual 4 1/2-hour legislative hearing where he pushed Republican lawmakers to dismiss the certificate of Joe Biden’s Michigan success and appoint electors for Trump.
He didn’t put on a mask, nor did attorney Jenna Ellis, that had been sitting alongside him. At one stage, he requested one of his witnesses a Detroit election employee — if she’d be comfortable removing her mask.
“Little did I know the most plausible death threat which I struck a week was Trump’s attorney,” Jordan tweeted. “Giuliani — maskless, in the packed hearing room for 2 hours. To say I’m livid would be overly kind.”
The analysis comes over a month later Trump dropped reelection and over two weeks following Trump himself had been stricken with the virus in early October.
Ever since that time, a flurry of government officials and many others in Trump’s orbit also has tested positive for COVID-19, such as White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban growth.
The president’s wife, Melania Trump, and teenaged son, Barron Trump, also have been infected with the virus.
“I’m experiencing mild symptoms, and I’m after all suitable protocols, such as being in quarantine and running contact,” the younger Giuliani stated in a Nov. 20 tweet symbolizing his COVID-19 favorable evaluation.