Rudy Giuliani Coughs Through Attack on Biden’s Mask Advocacy
“That’s a political statement to scare people, wearing that mask. You do not need that mask when you are standing at a podium,” Giuliani declared on Monday night.
Updated Oct. 05, 2020 10:11PM ET / Published Oct. 05, 2020 9:42PM ET
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is currently awaiting coronavirus test results, coughed through a Fox News interview on Monday night in which he attacked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for consistently wearing a mask, claiming it was a “political statement” meant to “scare” people.
Moments after President Donald Trump returned to the White House despite still battling COVID-19—a homecoming that included a photo-op moment featuring the gasping president removing his face mask—Giuliani appeared on Fox News’ The Story With Martha MacCallum to discuss Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and how the virus is raging through Trumpworld.
After the former New York City mayor gushed over the president’s “remarkable turnaround,” even though the White House doctor acknowledged the president is “not out of the woods” yet, anchor Martha MacCallum asked Giuliani if he has recently received another coronavirus test.
Giuliani traveled with the president to last week’s presidential debate and took part in Trump’s debate preparation. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who also was in the debate prep room, noted that “no one was wearing masks” during the session. Christie and several others in the room have since tested positive for COVID-19.
“I did. I actually got one about two hours ago,” the ex-mayor, whose first test result was negative, said. “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 hopes Giuliani gets a “negative on that one” before pivoting to Biden, noting that the former vice president—who has been vigilant with mask-wearing and social distancing—recently said he wants people to follow the science and experts.
“Well, I would say to Joe that you don’t really understand what scientists are,” Giuliani huffed. “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.”
He then took issue with Biden regularly wearing face coverings in public, claiming Biden is using the mask as a fear tactic and to attack his opponents.
“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,” Giuliani exclaimed. “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.”
MacCallum, playing “devil’s advocate,” said Biden would likely note that his mask-wearing has helped keep him COVID-free while Trump—a loud mask skeptic—has been infected. Giuliani responded that he personally hasn’t gotten sick and that he “doesn’t wear masks as much” as he probably should.
As the interview drew to a close, Giuliani began loudly coughing and hacking, prompting MacCallum to express a bit of concern as she wrapped up the conversation.
“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,” she said. “We hope you will be healthy and well.”
“I hope so, too,” Giuliani reacted with a laugh. “I will let you know tomorrow.”
Herman Cain/coronavirus timeline:
6/24: Attends Trump rally, maskless
7/2: Tests positive for Covid-19
7/10: Says he’s improving
7/15: Says his doctors seem happy
7/27: Says he’s really getting better
So I could be wrong. Tinyhands could live to lose the election, then die.
I like people who didn't get pneumonia.
Take off your cult goggles and watch the first 20 seconds of this video. Tinyhands is a weak dying bitch.
So I just watched his little post-hospital speech. He's gasping for breath between sentences. His sphincter-mouth never closes and it never even forms its characteristic sphincter shape. It's obvious to any non-cultist that he's not well. I mean he's even less well than usual. He was clearly struggling to breathe when he took off his mask just before he gave the thumbs up. He just stood there gasping for breath , then he saluted. He looks like he's about to pass out. I bet he's really pale under all that orange shit on his face.
MARK MY WORDS, CULTISTS. He's gonna crash. And probably die. That's just reality. He's a fat, weak bitch.
This is good. He'll probably be healthy enough to stand trial. He still has plenty of time to crash, though, and now he's away from the hospital. Libruls win either way.
Why the fuck would I do that? And where exactly have I defended him?
You're just dumb.
It's only logical. Taxation is theft. Bezos has had a whole lot of tax dollars "stolen" from him. Such injustice! You receive tax dollars from the goobermint that you don't earn. More injustice! But you can rectify your portion of this injustice by returning your "stolen" goobermint handouts to their rightful billionaire owner. Don't you want billionaires to be treated fairly? You can be an instrument of justice.
You monarchists just can't help yourselves. You even take the side of billionaires that you don't like. You fucking retards would lay down your lives to get George Soros a tax cut.
Walter Reed Attending Physician Calls Trump’s Brief Drive-By ‘Political Theater’ And ‘Insanity’
By CBS Baltimore StaffOctober 4, 2020 at 7:55 pmFiled Under:Coronavirus Outbreak In Maryland: WJZ Complete Coverage, Local TV, Maryland, Maryland News, President Trump, Talkers, Walter Reed Medical Center
BETHESDA, MD. (WJZ) — President Trump briefly left the hospital Sunday evening to wave to supporters from his car, despite the CDC’s guidelines to isolate when diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Dr. James Phillips, chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University and an attending physician at Walter Reed Medical Center, tweeted that Mr. Trump’s brief departure from the hospital was “theater” and called it “insanity.”
President Trump revealed overnight Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He was taken to the Walter Reed Medical Center later Friday.
He also went through a “very concerning” period Friday and the next 48 hours “will be critical” in his care as he battles the coronavirus at a hospital, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Saturday.
The president’s visit came shortly after he promised his supporters “a surprise” in a video posted a video on social media.
Dr. Phillips pointed out that every person in the car with the president has to be quarantined, and that their lives were put at risk for “political theater.”
The physician added his thoughts are with the Secret Service.