Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew Giuliani, who works in the White House as an assistant to President Donald Trump, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Andrew Giuliani, who, according to New York Times photographer Eric Schaff, was present at his father’s sweaty, dark-streaked, fact-deprived press conference on Thursday, has tested positive for COVID-19, he says.
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 H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) November 20, 2020
Giuliani’s own well-being was a subject of speculation as he sweated profusely throughout the event, with an unknown dark substance dripping down his cheeks.
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 19, 2020
The younger Giuliani says he’s submitting to all COVID-19 protocols, including quarantining and contact-tracing. The White House has previously resisted contact-tracing, after the apparent super-spreader event of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, after which Trump and numerous other attendees tested positive.
While the president has already had the virus and might expect at least temporary immunity from the antibody injection he received, there are many others in the White House who would be susceptible.
It also calls into focus, again, the role of nepotism in this administration, when father and son are both so closely linked to the president, and in an administration which has so thoroughly defied safety protocols. It’s clear that the younger Giuliani is fully absorbed in his role, like his father, of defense of the president and denial of the election outcome, too — as reporter Yashar Ali noted, his Twitter bio includes a declaration that he’ll be serving Trump at the White House until January of 2025.
That’s a stark contrast to Rudy Giuliani’s daughter, Caroline, who penned a Vanity Fair op-ed earlier this year to criticize her father for enabling Trump, and to ask voters to support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris instead.
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