Former New York City Mayor and current legal counsel for President Trump, Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19. Giuliani has been crisscrossing the country in recent weeks in a last-ditch final attempt to overturn election results for Donald Trump, advocating Trump’s baseless and unproven claims of widespread voter fraud. Last week Giuliani appeared in a Michigan court during a four-hour session without wearing a mask and asked a woman witness at the hearing to remove her mask because he claimed he was having trouble hearing her speak.
Trump tweeted on Sunday about 76-year-old Giuliani’s diagnosis, which will undoubtedly unravel his last attempt to reverse election results prior to the Electoral College meeting to begin casting their votes on December 14. The White House has seen a long line of Covid cases amid the president’s ongoing defiance against national health experts’ guidelines to curb the spread. Reportedly Giuliani has attended a wide variety of White House and other official events where he has been seen not wearing a mask, posing for photos, shaking hands and hugging other maskless attendees.
Giuliani also attended a press conference on November 19 at the Republican National Headquarters in DC, just one day prior to his son Andrew, who serves as Trump’s special assistant, testing positive for the virus. The former mayor began to experience symptoms 48 hours after returning from his most recent trip where continued efforts to reverse Trump’s defeat in the presidential race against Joe Biden have met with failure and criticism for lack of any substantial evidence to the contrary.
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