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Trump says Rudy Giuliani examined optimistic for coronavirus

Rudy Giuliani, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, looks on during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan on December 2, 2020. – The President's lawyers, led by Rudy Giuliani, have made numerous allegations of electoral fraud.

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President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump announced on Sunday.

"@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in NYC history, and who has worked tirelessly to uncover the (by far most corrupt) elections in US history, tested positive for the China virus. Rudy will soon be fine better, we'll move on !!! " Trump wrote in a tweet.

Giuliani, 76, belongs to a high-risk group for Covid-19. It is unclear whether Giuliani has symptoms or not. Giuliani's team did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

The former New York City Mayor was in Atlanta Thursday to attend a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on election security. He has led Trump's legal battle to undo Joe Biden's planned November victory, claiming, without evidence, that he committed widespread electoral fraud.

Giuliani's diagnosis comes about two weeks after his son Andrew Giuliani, who acts as Trump's special assistant, also tested positive for the virus.

Giuliani is the youngest person in the President's inner circle to sign Covid-19. At least 52 White House associates have tested positive in recent months, including Trump, his chief of staff, and several senior advisors.

The attorney's diagnosis also disrupts Trump's efforts to overthrow the election. Giuliani has traveled to several battlefield states in recent days to raise allegations of election fraud while failing to provide evidence in legal cases.

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