President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet Michael Cohen on Giuliani's legal fees: He won't get 'two cents' from Trump Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had 'Foxitis,' 'Foxmania' MORE said Tuesday from his hospital bed that COVID-19, which has infected more than 12 million Americans and killed more than a quarter million, was a "curable" disease.

Giuliani, who was taken to the hospital two days ago following his COVID-19 diagnosis, called in to his daily radio program on 77 WABC in New York to lament that restrictions around the country meant to control the spread of the deadly disease were "destroying American business," according to The Associated Press.

“This is a curable disease at this point,” Giuliani said.

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"You can overdo the masks," he continued, referring to mask-wearing requirements put in place by many states, which experts have deemed effective at lowering the transmission rate of the virus.

"I'd rather stay at risk than live in a basement all my life," Giuliani added, an apparent reference to criticism of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE by President Trump for holding campaign events and meetings from his home earlier this year while many states instituted bans on large public gatherings. 

Giuliani has led the president's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election in recent weeks and along with a team of legal advisers has made baseless claims about widespread election and voter fraud in several key battleground states won by Biden.

The president announced Giuliani's diagnosis on Sunday in a tweet, and Tuesday the former mayor's son tweeted that his father's condition had "improved significantly" since his initial hospitalization.