Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for Covid-19, the president tweeted on Sunday.
Giuliani, a former mayor of New York City, has been leading Trump’s attempt to overturn his election defeat by Joe Biden, through lawsuits in battleground states, including Georgia and Michigan, as well as Arizona.
While Trump did not specify when Giuliani tested positive or if he was experiencing symptoms, the 76-year-old later tweeted he was “getting great care and feeling good”.
It was not immediately clear if he was in hospital but the New York Times reported on Sunday night that he was in the Georgetown University medical center in Washington DC, citing a person who was aware of Giuliani’s condition.
“Rudy Giuliani, 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 tweeted, using a racist term for the coronavirus.
“Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!”
After news of his positive test broke on Sunday, the Arizona legislature said it would close both chambers this week out of caution “for recent cases and concerns relating to Covid-19”.