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Rudy Giuliani tests positive for the coronavirus, Trump announces on Twitter

The former New York City mayor has spent weeks leading Trump's effort to overthrow the election.

Dec 6, 2020, 3:01 pm

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Mikael Thalen

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani tested positive for the coronavirus.

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In a statement on Twitter, Trump applauded the former New York City mayor for his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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"@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 wrote.

Giuliani has spent the last several weeks leading Trump's legal battle to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's election victory based on debunked claims of widespread voter fraud.

During his country-wide campaign, Giuliani has repeatedly appeared maskless in front of lawmakers and at press conferences in an effort to bolster false claims surrounding the election.

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Giuliani himself has thus far not publicly commented on the alleged diagnosis.

The attorney is just the latest in a long string of officials in the president's orbit to contract the coronavirus.

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*First Published: Dec 6, 2020, 3:01 pm