Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew is latest Trump staffer to get Covid-19

Rudy Giuliani’s adult son Andrew has tested positive for coronavirus today.

The 34-year-old announced the news on Twitter on Friday morning, writing: ‘This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.’

Andrew works under President Trump as a White House public liaison assistant.

He’s become the latest White House staffer to test positive after more than 130 Secret Service agents last week were ordered to isolate because they caught Covid-19 or were in close contact with someone who was infected. 

Andrew’s diagnosis comes a day after his father’s bizarre press conference where hair dye dripped down the sides of the heavily sweating 76-year-old’s face as he claimed there was ‘evidence’ to ‘massive voting fraud’ in the presidential election.

It is not clear when Andrew last came into contact with his elderly father, whose age would put him at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus.  

Rudy Giuliani's adult son Andrew tested positive for coronavirus on Friday

Rudy Giuliani’s adult son Andrew tested positive for coronavirus on Friday

The 34-year-old announced the news on Twitter, writing: 'This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing'

The 34-year-old announced the news on Twitter, writing: ‘This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing’

Andrew has spent more than three years in the White House serving as a public liaison to President Trump.

His position involves connecting the White House to a number of businesses, nonprofits and organizations.

‘We deal with everyone from Tim Cook to Kim Kardashian and everybody in between,’ Andrew told the New York Post back in September.

He also told the outlet he was considering running for New York City mayor in 2021, following in the footsteps of his father, who served as mayor from 1994 to 2001.

Andrew made the surprising declaration during the interview where he criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio and recalled his father’s first inauguration.

‘I am certainly thinking about it. It’s something that a bunch of people that I trust have approached me with.’   

But he stressed that he was focusing on Trump’s re-election campaign.  

And it seems that despite Trump’s defeat on November 3, Andrew believes he still has a job with Trump at the White House.

His current Twitter bio reads: ‘Currently serving the American public as Special Assistant to President Donald J. Trump until January 20, 2025.’   

Andrew’s resistance to Biden taking over the White House in January is very similar to his father Rudy, who on Thursday presented alleged ‘evidence’ to ‘massive voting fraud’ in the presidential election. 

He's become the latest White House staffer to test positive after more than 130 Secret Service agents last week were ordered to isolate because they caught Covid-19 or were in close contact with someone who was infected

He’s become the latest White House staffer to test positive after more than 130 Secret Service agents last week were ordered to isolate because they caught Covid-19 or were in close contact with someone who was infected

And it seems that despite Trump's defeat on November 3, Andrew believes he still has a job with Trump at the White House. His current Twitter bio reads: 'Currently serving the American public as Special Assistant to President Donald J. Trump until January 20, 2025'

And it seems that despite Trump’s defeat on November 3, Andrew believes he still has a job with Trump at the White House. His current Twitter bio reads: ‘Currently serving the American public as Special Assistant to President Donald J. Trump until January 20, 2025’

He delivered a rambling monologue where he quoted ‘My Cousin Vinny’ and claimed he had ‘hundreds’ of sworn affidavits as evidence that he would not share – because, he claimed, it would put his witnesses’ lives at risk.

After suffering more than a score of legal defeats on President Trump’s multi-state case to throw out ballots, Giuliani resorted to an extended rant about alleged fraud to reporters packed in tightly at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. 

The last time he held a press conference was at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in northern Philadelphia, making the RNC’s packed conference room at least an upgrade. And this time there were no known sex offenders on stage with him.

Instead there was a self-styled ‘elite strike-force team working on behalf of the president’ who outlined a conspiracy which wove together Hugo Chavez; China; Venezuela; Cuba; the Clinton Foundation; George Soros; testimony found ‘on the internet’; ballots which arrived in trucks; New Jersey voters who crossed the Camden; ‘hack’ judges; vote counters in Germany and Spain; Democratic political machines just like Mayor Daley in the 1960s; the ‘fake news media’; and Joe Biden.

The strike-force team’s other leader, Jenna Ellis, bristled at the demand for actual evidence, saying: ‘Your question is fundamentally flawed when you’re asking where is the evidence.’

At the end she claimed that Rudy Giuliani and another lawyer – Sidney Powell – had ‘released the Kraken,’ a mythical sea creature which destroys ships. 

Andrew's diagnosis comes a day after Giuliani's bizarre press conference where hair dye dripped down the sides of the heavily sweating 76-year-old's face as he claimed there was 'evidence' to 'massive voting fraud' in the presidential election

Andrew’s diagnosis comes a day after Giuliani’s bizarre press conference where hair dye dripped down the sides of the heavily sweating 76-year-old’s face as he claimed there was ‘evidence’ to ‘massive voting fraud’ in the presidential election 

Not socially-distanced: Rudy Giuliani was surrounded by a maskless group on stage including from left Sidney Powell, who is Mike Flynn's attorney, Joseph diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing, a husband-and-wife lawyer team who have promoted conspiracy theories, and Boris Epshteyn, a Trump aide

Not socially-distanced: Rudy Giuliani was surrounded by a maskless group on stage including from left Sidney Powell, who is Mike Flynn’s attorney, Joseph diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing, a husband-and-wife lawyer team who have promoted conspiracy theories, and Boris Epshteyn, a Trump aide

The press conference was announced by Donald Trump and praised by him as it went on in a tweet: ‘An open and shut case of voter fraud. Massive numbers!’ 

As the two-hour long spectacle unfolded, two streaks of brown dye rolled inexorably down 76-year-old Giuliani’s face, apparently unnoticed by the former mayor and presidential candidate, who wiped his face and forehead repeatedly with a white handkerchief. 

‘Did you all watch My Cousin Vinny?’ he said, seeking to make the point that election observers were kept too far away from ballots during the count.

‘These people were further away than My Cousin Vinny was from the witness,’ he said. 

Giuliani even acted out part of a scene played by actor Joe Pesci, using a Brooklyn accent. He called it one of his favorite crime films. He said the race was ‘not a victory. It’s a fraud.’ 

Last Friday it was reported that more than 130 Secret Service agents who protect President Donald Trump, the White House and the first family were ordered to isolate because they caught COVID or were in close contact with someone who was infected with the virus. 

The spread of the highly contagious disease sidelined about 10 percent of the agency’s core team, The Washington Post reported, and the infection rate is believed to be linked to the numerous campaign rallies Trump held before the election – 14 in the last three days of campaigning alone.

The agents saw a rise in infections after a recent outbreak at the White House in the wake of an election night event attended by hundreds of unmasked Trump supporters. 

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, top Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and David Bossie, the man leading Trump’s legal fight against the election, were among those at the election night event who later tested positive for COVID. 

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

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