What We Know About Giuliani's Coronavirus Diagnosis

Sources say he was showing symptoms; Trump campaign says not while traveling
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2020 12:57 AM CST
Updated Dec 7, 2020 6:56 AM CST
What We Know About Giuliani's COVID Diagnosis
Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

The Giuliani family has confirmed Rudy Giuliani does indeed have COVID-19, and the Wall Street Journal reports that he has been admitted to a DC hospital. The former New York mayor and Trump's personal lawyer first retweeted President Trump's announcement, then posted his own tweet reading, "Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes. I’m getting great care and feeling good. Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything." His son, Andrew, who himself had the coronavirus two weeks ago, tweeted a similar message, USA Today reports. The Journal reports the 76-year-old was admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center on Sunday, and one tells the AP he was exhibiting "some symptoms."

It's not clear where he might have contracted the virus, but he's been doing quite a bit of traveling as he vociferously protests the results of the presidential election; last week he was in Arizona on Monday, Michigan on Wednesday, and Georgia on Thursday, maskless and not socially distancing, sometimes for hours, with other similarly unmasked people. "The Mayor did not experience any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 until more than 48 hours after his return" from that travel, the Trump campaign says in a statement that also notes Giuliani twice tested negative before leaving on the trip. He's the latest member of the president's circle to contract the virus, including Mark Meadows, Ben Carson, Hope Hicks, Stephen Miller, not to mention the First Family itself. (Saturday Night Live addressed Giuliani's Michigan visit.)

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