Trump Drops Out of Giuliani’s Gettysburg Trip

Reporters traveling with lame duck Donald Trump were told late Wednesday morning that his scheduled trip to Pennsylvania had been canceled after it was learned that his personal lawyer, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, was exposed to a second person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week.

Boris Epshteyn, one of Trump’s few remaining campaign advisers, said Wednesday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was experiencing mild symptoms. Epshteyn appeared with Giuliani at a campaign legal team news conference in Washington, D.C., six days ago where neither wore masks.

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 01: President Donald Trump’s lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani talks to journalists outside the White House West Wing July 01, 2020 in Washington, DC. Giuliani did an on-camera interview with One America News Network’s Chanel Rion before talking to other journalists about Vice President Joe Biden and the news that Russian intelligence may have paid Taliban operatives to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump was set to attend the event in Gettysburg, where Republican state lawmakers of the Senate Majority Policy Committee were to discuss allegations of fraud in this month’s election. The trip would have been his first outside of the Washington area since Election Day. His supporters have complained that observers in Philadelphia were not allowed to be closer to workers counting the ballots, but have failed to present evidence of widespread fraud.

Last weekend, a federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit that Mr. Giuliani personally argued after the other attorneys working on the campaign’s lawsuits in the commonwealth asked to be removed from the case. Pennsylvania has been certified for Joe Biden.

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