reAys after being diagnosed with coronavirus – a highly infectious airborne virus that has already killed more than a million people around the world, the US president was out of his hospital bed.
Although 12 members of his inner circle have already tested positive for the virus and likely more to come, Trump was waving to fans on Sunday. He returned to the White House last night from the hospital, again without a mask, claiming he might already be immune, despite the warning from his chief medical officer that he is not out of the woods yet.
Enter Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, who decided to spend Monday night coughing through an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, announcing that the science on Covid is actually a baloney, and with it the science on the wearing a mask, too.
That Giuliani is anti-mask is not surprising. After all, he spent the last week indoors with the president, without a mask, as he helped Trump prepare for the presidential debates. But you’d think Giuliani might soften his stance on masks, given that since he and Chris Christie were trapped in a room with the President, Christie has since tested positive for the virus, and he and the President have all two were hospitalized.
At least Giuliani took heed and took a test – he confirmed on the MacCallum show that he was awaiting the results of a second coronavirus test. But the fact that the interview took place just two hours after his test (and without the results yet) did not stop Giuliani from rejoicing that he had not yet contracted Covid-19 and from giving advice to the Fox audience.
“Just to play devil’s advocate, [Biden] would probably say, “I didn’t have Covid and the president did, and he’s not a big fan of wearing masks,” MacCallum pointed out, before being interjected by Giuliani.
“And I don’t have it either, and I don’t wear masks as much as I probably should… What they’re claiming is that science is absurd,” Giuliani said.
Moments later, Giuliani started coughing and hacking again, prompting MacCallum to shut down with good wishes.
“Mayor Giuliani, thank you very much for your time, and we look forward to seeing you again. And I hope the cough is not something serious while you are waiting for your test to come back, ”she said, adding,“ We hope you will be healthy and healthy. “
“I hope too,” Giuliani said. “I’ll let you know tomorrow.” “