The president announced the diagnosis on Twitter.Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Donald Trump, who announced the diagnosis on Twitter.
"@RudyGiuliani, 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. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on," Trump shared on Sunday.
The president refers to COVID-19 as the "China virus" because the first identified case of infection was reported in the city of Wuhan. Trump has been criticized for his continued use of the xenophobic term, which has led to racist attacks against the Asian American community.
Both Trump, who had COVID-19 in October, and his attorney Giuliani have opted not to wear masks on several occasions. The former Mayor of New York most recently appeared in Michigan during his quest to turn over election results that saw Joe Biden defeat Trump, without a mask. He sat closely nearby multiple people including Melissa Carone, the Dominion Voting Systems employee, whose appearance was mocked this weekend on Saturday Night Live.
The details of Giuliani's condition are not known at is this time. EW has reached out for comment.
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This story originally appeared on: EW - Author:Rosy Cordero