Rudy Giuliani Latest Trump Team Member to Test Positive for COVID-19January 14, 2021
Rudy Giuliani is now positive for the COVID-19 virus. The news broke this morning through a tweet from President Donald Trump.
The Latest: According to multiple sources close to the situation, Giuliani is hospitalized at Georgetown University Medical Center. However, there has been no official confirmation regarding the current condition of the iconic political figure. The president’s tweet came shortly after Giuliani appeared via satellite on a Sunday morning news program airing on Fox News.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh has not commented on the diagnosis.
Giuliani’s Recent Travel and Activities: The 76-year-old Giuliani is currently working as a key member of Trump’s legal team. Because of his age, he is considered to be at high risk of developing serious complications as a result of the virus. Giuliani has spent the month since the election traveling all over the country waging court battles designed to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Giuliani started the week in Arizona meeting with GOP members of the state’s legislature to try to convince them that the election was not legitimate. He then traveled to Michigan on in the middle of the week to attend a committee hearing at the state House. Again, the purpose of this meeting was an attempt to convince the committee that the election results were not valid.
Most recently, Giuliani was at the Georgia state capitol building in Atlanta attending a state Senate hearing regarding the election. During all of these meetings, Giuliani could be seen at times without a mask. During the Thursday Georgia meeting, he was seen removing his mask to take pictures with his supporters.
Giuliani has been in close contact throughout the last few weeks with fellow Trump team attorney, Jenna Ellis. In a Sunday tweet, Ellis wished Giuliani good luck fighting the virus. She also said that the legal team will continue its fight to prove election fraud.
Diagnosis Follows Son’s Positive Test: Last month, Giuliani’s son, Andrew, also tested positive for the virus. As a White House staffer, the junior Giuliani tested positive after meeting with the Trump campaign’s legal team after the election. In addition to his son, campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn also tested positive at the end of last month. Giuliani spent a considerable amount of time with Epshteyn in the days leading up to his diagnosis.
However, Giuliani went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on business the day after Epshteyn tested positive. Likewise, after his son tested positive, Giuliani also did not follow the recommended protocols set forth by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These guidelines urge people to quarantine after close personal contact with an infected individual.