Rudy Giuliani, who currently serves as a personal attorney to President Donald Trump, appears to have contracted COVID-19 from his client, coughing and hacking his way through a Fox News interview on Monday evening.
The Daily Beast notes that Giuliani made his appearance on Martha MacCallum’s show at about the same time Trump was being transported back to the White House from Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was treated for coronavirus over the past three days:
“After the former New York City mayor gushed over the president’s ‘remarkable turnaround,’ even though the White House doctor acknowledged the president is ‘not out of the woods’ yet, anchor Martha MacCallum asked Giuliani if he has recently received another coronavirus test.
Giuliani traveled with the president to last week’s presidential debate and took part in Trump’s debate preparation. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who also was in the debate prep room, noted that ‘no one was wearing masks’ during the session. Christie and several others in the room have since tested positive for COVID-19.”
The former New York City mayor told MacCallum he had been tested for the virus:
“I actually got one about two hours ago. I haven’t gotten the results yet. I went to NYU. I got one of those all the way in the back of the nose tests.”
The Fox host then asked about Joe Biden’s insistence that every American should wear a protective mask and follow the advice of medical science. Giuliani replied:
“Well, I would say to Joe that you don’t really understand what scientists are. First of all, listen to your doctors. They know your personal history. Doctors really aren’t scientists. Scientists almost always have competing opinions. That’s what science is about.”
And that’s when Giuliani began coughing loudly, leading MacCallum to remark:
“Mayor Giuliani, thank you so much for your time, and we look forward to having you back. And I hope that cough is not anything bad while you are waiting for your test to come back. We hope you will be healthy and well.”
Rudy could only laugh nervously and comment:
“I hope so, too. I will let you know tomorrow.”
Giuliani’s next interview, however, may have to be conducted via Skype from his hospital room.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 5, 2020
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