The White House is eerily quiet as many of its employees as possible stayed away. Those who were there were silenced as if speaking loudly would cause the coronavirus pandemic to hear them and come rushing down the hall like the floods aboard the Titanic and drag them away. It appears that the COVID-19 may have already tracked down Donald Trump’s fixer Rudy Giuliani, too.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) was one of the people who prepared Donald Trump for his first presidential debate along with Giuliani. A small group worked with POTUS in closed, airless rooms sans masks. Now, Christie is in the hospital with COVID-19, further complicated by his asthma. He said as The New York Daily News reported:
‘[N]o one was wearing masks.’
Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum asked the president’s fixer Rudy Giuliani whether he had another test as the deadly disease turned the White House into a hot spot. Monday night, the president’s personal attorney was currently waiting to hear what his second coronavirus test results showed.
The former New York City mayor coughed through the interview as he went after the president’s opponent Joe Biden. (D) for always wearing a mask. Giuliani pooh-poohed the former vice president, calling mask-wearing a “political statement” to “scare” people.
Giuliani went on Trump’s Air Force One to the first presidential debate after prepping him. The former mayor told the Fox News host he had taken a COVID-19 test “two hours ago,” according to The Daily Beast:
‘I did. I actually got one about two hours ago. I haven’t gotten the results yet. I went to NYU. I got one of those all the way in the back of the nose tests.’
MacCallum replied that she hoped the 76-year-old received a “negative on that one.” Then, she pointed out that Biden had been wearing his mask and practicing social distancing religiously.
The Democratic candidate had stated that he had asked Americans to “follow the science and experts:”
‘Well, I would say to Joe that you don’t really understand what scientists are. First of all, listen to your doctors. They know your personal history. Doctors really aren’t scientists. Scientists almost always have competing opinions. That’s what science is about.’
Giuliani then accused Biden of turning the mask into a “fear tactic:”
‘It isn’t science to be wearing that mask, Joe, when you are giving a speech and people are 30-40 feet away from you. The only thing you can infect is the teleprompter that’s near you. So, I see through you. That’s a political statement to scare people, wearing that mask. You do not need that mask when you are standing at a podium.’
Toward the end of the interview, Giuliani had a coughing attack. MacCallum worried about the former mayor and quickly wrapped the interview:
‘Mayor Giuliani, thank you so much for your time, and we look forward to having you back. And I hope that cough is not anything bad while you are waiting for your test to come back. We hope you will be healthy and well.’
‘I hope so, too. I will let you know tomorrow.’
Twitter world went after Giuliani. Take a look at some of our favorite American’s responses below:
Rudy Giuliani, who was in debate prep with Donald Trump and Chris Christie — both of whom now have COVID-19 — has been coughing throughout this Fox News hit. Giuliani has claimed he’s tested negative. pic.twitter.com/paZFEGIlrR
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 6, 2020
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