Trump says his 'tireless' lawyer Rudy Giuliani has Covid just weeks after ex-NYC mayor's son diagnosed

RUDY Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus, according to President Donald Trump.

Trump tweeted on Sunday that his personal lawyer contracted Covid — weeks after Giuliani's son tested positive for the deadly virus.

"[email protected], by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus," Trump wrote.

"Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!"

In November, Andrew Giuliani — a special assistant to the president and Giuliani's son — announced he had Covid.

Andrew was apparently seen not wearing a mask at several functions, including a Rose Garden event and a news conference with top members of Trump's legal team.

Another member of Trump's legal team, Jenna Ellis, told Axios at the time that "the entire Giuliani-affiliated legal team was probably exposed."

He tweeted last month: “I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.”

It was around this time that at least four other people who worked in the White House complex tested positive.

The White House has experienced multiple outbreaks of the virus, including a Rose Garden event in September after which Trump announced his diagnosis. 

Other White House staffers who have been infected in the past six weeks include First Lady Melania Trump, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Trump senior advisers Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks, and the chiefs of staff to both the president and Vice President Mike Pence.  

The president's son, Barron, 14, also had Covid — but only for "like two seconds," according to his dad.

Giuliani's coronavirus diagnosis comes as the US reports more than 15million infections and over 288,000 virus-related deaths.

Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and current personal lawyer to the president, has been leading Trump's election battle.

It's unclear how — or if — Giuliani contracting Covid will affect the legal team's fights in court.

On Thursday, Giuliani attended a hearing in Atlanta, Georgia, where he claimed widespread voter fraud in the state.

He claimed that security footage from the State Farm Arena on election night proves there was fraud in Trump's race against Joe Biden.

The Trump campaign claims the video shows suitcases filled with ballots being pulled from underneath a table after supervisors told election workers to leave the room and poll watchers left the building.

Giuliani tweeted on Wednesday: "The video tape doesn’t lie. Fulton County Democrats stole the election. It’s now beyond doubt. Go to the tape!”

“Are we going to let Democrats steal the election in front of our faces,” Giuliani added in another tweet on Thursday. 

“If we cant (sic) stand up to the pressure of saving our country from rampant voter fraud because we are afraid of the elite reaction, we better find more courageous people for our party.”

But according to WSB-TV, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office has already investigated the claims surrounding State Farm Arena and found nothing.

The office said they had their own poll watchers at the scene who didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. 

Gabriel Sterling, a top official in the secretary of state’s office, said: "If you look at the video tape, the work you see is the work you would expect, which is you take the sealed suitcase looking things in, you place the ballots on the scanner in manageable batches and you scan them.”

Sterling said what Trump’s team is doing is “intentionally misleading the public about what happened at State Farm Arena on election night. They had the whole video too and ignored the truth.”

He said the entire 90-second video of election workers that supposedly showed fraud was “normal ballot processing.”

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