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President Donald Trump said his attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has been leading efforts to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 general election, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 76-year-old former New York mayor was admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center on Sunday, the New York Times reported, citing a source who wasn’t identified. Earlier in the morning, Giuliani appeared in an interview on Fox News and talked at length about the president’s election-result challenges.
Trump, who announced Giuliani’s diagnosis on Twitter, wished him well in a tweet on Sunday, saying “we will carry on!!!” Giuliani’s son Andrew, a White House aide who had Covid in November, tweeted that his father is “resting, getting great care and feeling well.”
Giuliani’s diagnosis is the latest setback for the president’s effort to cling to power by asserting without evidence that the election was riven with fraud. Courts around the country have thrown out the claims by Trump and his allies, who are seeking to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s victory.
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Since the election, the former New York City mayor has repeatedly appeared at news conferences, before lawmakers and in other settings without a mask or practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.
Giuliani took the leading role in the president’s post-election effort after David Bossie, an outside adviser to Trump who was leading his post-election fight, was sidelined with the virus days after the election. Trump had tapped Bossie after his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was diagnosed with the virus.
Trump was hospitalized with Covid-19 in October, interrupting his re-election campaign. The president entered Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 2 after announcing that he and first lady Melania Trump had been diagnosed. He was released three days later.
Giuliani and his representatives didn’t immediately respond to calls seeking comment.
Giuliani has been a key force in spearheading Trump’s claims of a widespread and implausible election fraud to benefit President-elect Biden, whose victory has been certified by states comprising more than the required 270 Electoral College votes. Undaunted, Trump on Sunday again tweeted his unsubstantiated claim that he won the presidential vote.
The Trump campaign’s legal team issued a statement late Sunday saying Giuliani tested negative twice immediately preceding his trip to Arizona, Michigan and Georgia, and didn’t receive a positive test until more than 48 hours after his return. Giuliani was in Atlanta on Thursday on behalf of the president.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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