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Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID

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40 of Trump's closest people have been infected. End of the court cases for Rudy. Record levels of infections and deaths.

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The Trump era will go down in history as one where more hundreds of thousands of Americans died, millions were sickened and a once strong economy was weakened because of his inept leadership, especially his absolute bungling of the pandemic.

38 ( +44 / -6 )

The extraordinary spread in Trump’s orbit underscores the cavalier approach the president has taken to a virus that has now killed more than 280,000 people in the U.S. alone.

Trump's 'cavalier approach' has done more damage to the US than any foreign power ever has. Aided by his Republican backers.

34 ( +38 / -4 )

Trump's Georgia rally the other night was another of his super spreaders with most people not wearing a mask.

35 ( +39 / -4 )

What a shame that someone who refused to take seriously covid has contracted it.

33 ( +38 / -5 )

Watched that "DiaperDon's Victory Rally" in Georgia yesterday and less than 20% of the people were wearing masks, standing right next to each other like in a Tokyo morning train. Crazy how these fanatics keep spreading the virus, even after all that had happened, just coz their "religious zealots like" political inclinations.

26 ( +30 / -4 )

Trump is one of the worst Presidents we have ever had. He’s narcissistic, lacks leaders skills, and is doing nothing now while a pandemic rips through the US

Some of the comments here with ill wishes toward Giulliani are equally disappointing

3 ( +19 / -16 )

Fits right into the timelines for the Gettysburg outbreak.

Rudy will get the best of treatment paid for by the American taxpayers.

What about the people he has infected over the last two weeks, including the Michigan witness who Rudy asked to take the mask off???

22 ( +25 / -3 )

Gives him an excuse not to go to court and embarrass himself for a while.

The Trump era will go down in history as one where more hundreds of thousands of Americans died, millions were sickened and a once strong economy was weakened because of his inept leadership, especially his absolute bungling of the pandemic.

And 70 million Americans will still worship him...

22 ( +25 / -3 )

President Donald Trump says his personal attack dog Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus.

There fixed it for ya! Oh wait, my bad, no self-respecting dog would stick around Trump anyway, as dogs are better judges of character, than the people who voted for Trump!

I wish him a fast and total recovery! I never wish anyone to be ill, and besides that, his comedy in the courts and press conferences is better than anything I could watch on Japanese TV right now!

15 ( +18 / -3 )

Unlucky timing what with the SC coming up and everything. Oh dear.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

27 ( +30 / -3 )

Chickens have come home to roost. Weeding out the MAGA gene pool again.

23 ( +26 / -3 )

Totally shocked, can’t imagine how that could have happened.

19 ( +22 / -3 )

Hope you get better soon .... in all and any aspects!

But I got my doubts.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Anyone surprised? when you LIE COVID shall SEEK you.

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I have doubts when it comes to trump and his circle of deplorables.

It can be true, or it can be another con to change the news cycle and hide after more embarrassing news comes out about them!!!

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Are we sure about this? Isn't it more likely that, after being caught with his hands down his pants by Borat, after the shambles at the Four Seasons (next to the porn shop) landscaping farrago, after the cheap hair dye oozing down his face, Trump's handlers have finally realised that when Rudy farted twice in court last week, he was just too much of a liability for even this cavalcade of scheisters?

Rudy got put on leave.

16 ( +19 / -3 )

Contracting COVID-19 and stupidity toward prevention are mutually inclusive, would be something everyone would have said 20 years ago and earlier, thru the 1900's. How backward some have become.

Today, the lies of Trump and co. not only blurring, but completely obliterating truth and science, make many non believers doublethink that the Coronavirus is no more than the common flu.

They're so wrong and for reasons beyond comprehension, cannot believe masks help prevent spread of the coronavirus and how severe sickness and death can be.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Trump lost reelection and more than two months after Trump himself was stricken with the virus in early October.

It puzzles me how the media continues to trust someone who everytime he opens his mouth or tweets he spurts out nothing but lies. An obese person even with the help of steriods won't recover in 3 days, as the patholigical liar himself says testing positive was a hoax.

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This was inevitable really.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Get well Your boi needs you....

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It just took 1 "no clue" US President to take charge of the US & the significant cost damage it done to the superpower nation goes down the drain..

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Game over for Gouliani. No doubt he'll get the same "super" drugs his master got and will soon recover to stand trial with the crime family next year. Thoughts and prayers...

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There fixed it for ya! Oh wait, my bad, no self-respecting dog would stick around Trump anyway, as dogs are better judges of character, than the people who voted for Trump!

Excellent point. Trump is one of the few presidents in recent memory, not to own a pet. I tend to trust people more if they have the patience and kindness to allow some kind of pet in their lives. I for one have always had a dog or cat as part of my family, but I can't see Trump actually being the type to own one at all.

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It really hurts the integrity if the voting process in America of which we may never recover from.

Echo 'Randy' 'Johnson'. Trump and his Republicans have spent the last couple years attacking voting rights and undermining faith in elections, i.e. further weakening the cornerstones of democracy.

I think the damage Trump, his fellow Republicans, with help from others in the global far right have done by attacking voters and elections may be difficult for the country to recover from.

Expect to hear 'fraud', 'hoax', 'fake' and other whines Trump and ilk have made part of their messages any time a Republican loses.

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Can't fix stupid.

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...as the law of averages would predict...

10 ( +12 / -2 )

He has access to the best doctors 24/7, he will be fine.

Should he be an average Joe, then he could be in serious trouble.

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It can be true, or it can be another con to change the news cycle and hide after more embarrassing news comes out about them!!!

Looks like I wasn't the only one having similar thoughts.

It is just hard to trust an administration built on lies and loyalty purges.

Rudy could be sick, or he could be "fired" or benched for not producing a miracle.

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Remember when Giuliani threatened trump that he had “insurance” should he get thrown under the bus?

I wonder what he has.

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Giuliani is being criminally investigated and looking for a Trump pardon.

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Hopefully, those sitting downwind from him at the Michigan hearing will be tested.

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Its amazing it took this long.

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 that this virus seems seasonal,

As is February to December?

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Probably

So, in fact, it's not seasonal, as you claim. It's all year round. Like Giuliani incompetence.

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The numbers are rising, so the masks and the social distancing guidelines don’t work, the numbers are not going down, so it’s either seasonal or none of this works, I believe both.

If it were seasonal, it wouldn’t have been around in the summer.

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I hope he gets the best medical care money can buy.

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Trump is in the bracket of some other world leaders who were stress tested by Covid and was found hopelessly inept.

There are other brackets which include those who did much better.

You don’t really know someone’s limitations until they are faced with real difficulties.

Wheat and chaff.

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“I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing,” the younger Giuliani said in a Nov 20 tweet disclosing his COVID-19 positive test.

Yeah, it's a little late to start taking protocols seriously. The horses have bolted, sired, and died of old age by now.

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Attended multiple super-spreader events maskless. Violated Public Health guidance. Exposed possibly hundreds to the virus, and now he is in the Hospital.

You cannot get much Trumpier than that.

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Within a month or two this virus will kill more Americans than they lost in combat in both WW1 and WW2 combined. And still Trump and his flunkies sit on their hands and actively encourage people to not wear masks or practice social distance. It was only a matter of time before Rudy caught it.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

The Covid-19 is seasonal, just all four of them! But becoming infected during the winter could be more serious because of the other lung infections which pop up. Recovering from a Covid-19 infection is very hard for many people and some remained in hospital for many months with their lungs permanently damaged.

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Within a month or two this virus will kill more Americans than they lost in combat in both WW1 and WW2 combined. And still Trump and his flunkies sit on their hands and actively encourage people to not wear masks or practice social distance. It was only a matter of time before Rudy caught it.

This.

And it's because of their lies and irresponsibility in dealing with the pandemic that so many have died. The aiding and abetting of the virus by the Trump administration will never be forgiven or forgotten.

I'm trying to muster up some sympathy for Giuliani but it's proving somewhat difficult.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Trump's Georgia rally the other night was another of his super spreaders with most people not wearing a mask.

Most are probably dead now or have herd immunity so nothing to worry about virus infection. Except spreading of course...

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I'm trying to muster up some sympathy for Giuliani but it's proving somewhat difficult.

Yeah, I voted for him back in the day. Used to think very highly of him. Hope he’s ok, assuming he actually has it.

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The Covid-19 is seasonal, just all four of them! But becoming infected during the winter could be more serious because of the other lung infections which pop up. Recovering from a Covid-19 infection is very hard for many people and some remained in hospital for many months with their lungs permanently damaged.

Understandable, now let’s all leave the emotion aside, at the same time, the death rate overall is going down even if the infections are rising, so if that’s the case then we need to make a serious debate. This is not rocket science. If masks and social distancing works, the numbers shouldn’t be going up, which also means Biden cannot stop of slow this virus down, none of the Democrats, Fauci, they can’t, the only thing they can do at this point is tell us to do more of what we’re already doing.

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Biden cannot stop of slow this virus down, none of the Democrats, Fauci, they can’t, the only thing they can do at this point is tell us to do more of what we’re already doing.

They can do a lot better than Trump considering Trump promotes injecting Mr. Clean to fight COVID-19. It's realism vs. nuttiness. Pandemics are better fought with realism. Trump is proof, especially with his Mr. Clean cure.

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I'm trying to muster up some sympathy for Giuliani but it's proving somewhat difficult

Well, I Love the guy, I hope he’ll pull through, he should make a full recovery easy especially now.

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Understandable, now let’s all leave the emotion aside, at the same time, the death rate overall is going down even if the infections are rising

The current America death rate is 3,000 per day. Another 140,000 could be dead by the time of the inauguration. 100,000 are hospitalised and some getting overwhelmed. San Jose in Texas called the National Guard to help with the seer numbers of corpses and no where to store them.

The infection rates in Japan are increasing. In our location none before November then 100 cases in a single month. But you can't even begin to compare the rates here and in America.

You say you don't wear a mask so what happens if you also become infected and take that home to your wife and children?

You know nothing is 100%. Car seats are required to wear by law and do save lives, but not in all 100% of cases. Motor bike helmets save lives but again not in 100% of cases.

Masks and other measures help to prevent the spread of the infection. Dakota has the lowest rates of wearing masks and the highest rates of infections.

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If masks and social distancing works, the numbers shouldn’t be going up,

Not everyone is wearing a mask, though. There are irresponsible selfish losers going round demanding their rights to help increase the rates of transmission. Either by refusing to wear masks or attending super spreader events.

It's hardly suprising that attempts to slow down the carnage of thwarted by the actions of such people.

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egads man!Today 12:24 pm JST

I hope he gets the best medical care money can buy.

That's a pretty sad statement, the idea that medical care should be reserved to the wealthy is really foreign to me. You get covid, screw you if you're poor.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Stupid what stupid does. Another sign of the stupidity of the west.

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Not everyone is wearing a mask, though. There are irresponsible selfish losers going round demanding their rights to help increase the rates of transmission.

Some may think that, others think the opposite about others wearing a mask.

Either by refusing to wear masks or attending super spreader events.

Funny, when people protest or riot, the msm is quiet, when people want to gather and worship, it’s a super spreader.

This is why you’re seeing more and more pushback on this and I will submit to you the next gubernatorial and mayoral elections a lot of Dems are going to lose seats, it’s already happening now, that’s just the precursor. The left can run on this, but now becoming a political liability for liberals and Democrats.

-17 ( +1 / -18 )

Fooliani blindly following an idiot. It has been embarrassing watching Rudy just sink further and further into the Trump cesspool. He was shaking hands, high-fiving people and not wearing a mask just days ago. He smokes cigars, is overweight, and has had cancer among other illnesses so he will be in the fight of/for his life.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

When a disease is called seasonal it does not mean it vanishes our of season, it only means that the peak time of the disease is during a certain season.

The flu does still infect people off season just far fewer than in the cold winter months when people remain indoors more.

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It was actually a surprise that Giuliani didn't get it earlier, he's been following trump in his stupidity for months.

What will be interesting is who in that group of the worst lawyers in America will catch it, they've been hugging and kissing each other for quite some time now.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

According to the last count 53 people in the trump coterie have caught the virus in the last few months.

And their stupidity still continues....

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