'Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!': Trump tweets that Giuliani tested positive for coronavirus

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Rudy Giuliani’s lengthy historical past contains the Reagan Administration, being one of many extra profitable U.S. Attorneys, and quite a lot of runs for places of work. USA TODAY

Rudy Giuliani, the previous mayor of New York Metropolis and President Donald Trump’s private legal professional, has examined constructive for COVID-19. Trump delivered the news by tweet, writing “Get higher quickly Rudy, we’ll stick with it!!!”

It’s unclear from the president’s tweet the place Giuliani, 76, is being handled, if he’s symptomatic or if he’s presently in quarantine. Giuliani is the newest in a listing of close Trump associates who have tested positive for the virus.

It’s unclear how Giuliani turned contaminated. He appeared on Fox Information’ “Sunday Morning Futures” present to name for the Georgia State Legislature to overturn the election ends in Trump’s favor an hour earlier than his analysis was introduced.

Giuliani has made a number of public appearances throughout the final week, together with one at a Michigan State Home panel and one other at a Georgia State Senate listening to. Pictures from each occasions present Giuliani talking in shut proximity to others with no masks.

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Since Election Day, Giuliani has traveled the nation difficult President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in key states, holding giant gatherings and ignoring public well being pointers, like mask-wearing and social distancing.

He has disseminated varied false conspiracy theories concerning the election whereas difficult the outcomes, together with unfounded claims of mass voter fraud and insinuations that there was a mass conspiracy principle to in some way steal the election from the president.

Although Giuliani has claimed he has proof of dangerous conduct, he has failed to offer it. 

“Prayers for Mayor @RudyGiuliani. He’s a tricky warrior!” tweeted Jenna Ellis, an legal professional additionally representing the Trump marketing campaign in its election challenges.

“The Trump Authorized Group will proceed our essential work to combat for election integrity!” she vowed. “Our work gained’t be affected and we press on. #CountAllLegalVotes.” 

Giuliani has had well being scares previously. In 2000, whereas operating for Senate in New York versus then-first girl Hillary Clinton, Giuliani was identified with prostate most cancers. He then dropped out of the race.

In 2007, whereas operating for the Republican nomination for president, Giuliani was additionally hospitalized with “flu-like signs,” in line with his spokesperson on the time. 

Giuliani has had an eventful 12 months. Previous to the election, Giuliani helped formulate a New York Submit story which alleged {that a} former enterprise accomplice of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, had met with the senior Biden whereas he was vice chairman.

Biden’s staff has denied a gathering ever occurred, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation later opened an investigation into the story as a possible a part of a disinformation marketing campaign. Giuliani later gave his alleged evidence over to the FBI.

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The previous mayor was additionally featured in the sequel to the movie “Borat,” the place he appeared in a sordid scene the place he seemingly acted improperly with an undercover actress. He later blamed the “hit job” on his involvement within the Hunter Biden story.

Although he has been current at a number of White Home gatherings which have been broadly suspected to be “superspreader occasions,” Giuliani has not quarantined after potential publicity. Two weeks in the past, Giuliani’s son, Andrew, examined constructive for the virus.

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