Andrew Giuliani, special assistant to President Donald Trump, right, walks to a van after disembarking Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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Andrew Giuliani, a special assistant to President Donald Trump and son of Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani, said he left Friday, the day after attending a crowded press conference at which his father and other campaign lawyers did not wear masks wore, tested positive for coronavirus.
“I have mild symptoms and follow all appropriate protocols, including quarantine and contact tracing,” the younger Giuliani said in a tweet revealing his positive Covid-19 test.
Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, another top lawyer on the Trump campaign team, both tested negative for the coronavirus, Ellis said in a tweet posted later on Friday.
“The entire legal team will continue to follow our doctors’ advice and protocols,” Ellis wrote.
Andrew Giuliani works as a White House sports officer with an annual salary of $ 95,000.
His Twitter profile states that he “currently serves the American public as the special assistant to President Donald J. Trump until January 20, 2025.”
Later on Friday, NBC News reported that three low-ranking White House employees had also tested positive for coronavirus in the past few days.
A campaign official told NBC News that Andrew wore a mask during Thursday’s press conference under the direction of his father, the former New York City mayor, at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington.
At that nearly two-hour event, Rudy Giuliani and other Trump campaign lawyers spoke at length and mask-free as they claimed without evidence that widespread electoral fraud had rigged the presidential election for Democrat Joe Biden.
The Trump campaign and its allies failed to convince judges of such a fraud in multiple court cases, and Biden’s campaign blew up so-called unsubstantiated allegations.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, attorney for US President Donald Trump, speaks at a news conference on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, during a press conference on lawsuits related to the results of the presidential election.
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During the press conference, Rudy Giuliani sweated so badly that hair dye was noticeably dripping down his cheeks.
Rudy Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
More than three dozen people connected to the White House and events there have tested positive for Covid-19 in recent months, including the President himself, First Lady Melania Trump, her son Barron, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and campaign manager Bill Stepien.
– Additional coverage from CNBC’s Kevin Breuninger