The 35-year-old White House worker, who married wife Zivile Rezgyte in 2017, tweeted, “This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.”
Unfortunately, contact tracing will show that he was in contact with numerous fellow White House staff, including his father, who works as Trump’s personal lawyer. Giuliani was present during the former New York mayor’s press conference on November 19, an event that went viral for numerous reasons. Rudy Giuliani reenacted a scene from “his favorite law movie,” My Cousin Vinny to tout his unsubstantiated claims on voter fraud, and then photos of his face trended on Twitter after he started sweating so profusely, hair dye dripped down his face.
Giuliani Started Working for the Trump Administration in 2017, He’s In Charge of Arranging Sports Teams’ Visits to The White House
Rudy Giuliani’s son started working as an associate in the Office of Public Liason in March 2017, according to The Atlantic. In 2018, his job, which involved organizing sports teams’ visits to The White House, earned him a salary of $90,700.
While sports teams’ visiting the president is not a regular occasion, Steve Muisteris, who served as principal director of the Office of Public Liason from February 2017 to February 2019, noted that Giuliani also serves as White House representative at meetings discussing the opioid crisis.
If it sounds like Giuliani, who used to be a professional golfer, is getting well-paid for a job that doesn’t require much work, a White House official told The Atlantic that he doesn’t have aspirations to do more in his role in Trump’s administration. “He doesn’t really try to be involved in anything,” the source said. “He’s just having a nice time.”
Trump Is Like a Father Figure to Giuliani’s Son: Reports
Aside from his golf career, Giuliani worked as a sales intern at a boutique investment bank before volunteering for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. While Giuliani had no experience in politics or working on a campaign, White House officials told The Atlantic that Trump shares an incredibly tight and special bond with him.
After Rudy Giuliani divorced Donna Hanover, Giuliani’s mother, White House officials said that Trump stepped in for emotional support and became a father figure to him while he was still a teenager.
“He loves POTUS big time,” one staffer said of Giuliani, and he sometimes travels with the president when Trump knows he’ll have time to go golfing.
However, not everyone is a fan of Giuliani. After John Kelly took over as Trump’s Chief of Staff, he revoked Giuliani’s West Wing access because he “hated him” and “didnt’ like that there was this random guy… who played golf with Trump and whose dad was a problem,” another staffer said.
But the ban didn’t last long. After Rudy Giuliani found out his son’s access was removed, he called Trump, who not only made Kelly give Giuliani West Wing access again, he promoted him to his current role as a special assistant to the president.