Giuliani's son, a White House staffer, tests positive for coronavirus

Andrew Giuliani, the son of the president's personal attorney and a staffer at the White House, tested positive for coronavirus, he tweeted Friday.

"I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing," Giuliani tweeted.

Giuliani, a special assistant to the president, is the latest White House staffer to test positive for the highly contagious virus in recent weeks. He has worked as a liaison to sports leagues and had a prominent role promoting Trump's support of bringing back college football this fall.


The White House has faced multiple outbreaks during the pandemic, which President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE has repeatedly downplayed. Those who have tested positive over the last six weeks include the president, the first lady, the press secretary, the chiefs of staff to both the president and the vice president and senior advisers Stephen MillerStephen MillerTrump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' 'Just say we won,' Giuliani told Trump aides on election night: book Stephen Miller contends no president dealt better hand than Biden MORE and Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus MORE.

Giuliani is also the son of Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiBob Dole: 'I'm a Trumper' but 'I'm sort of Trumped out' Ex-Trump adviser Barrack charged with secretly lobbying for UAE Aides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book MORE, who is working as Trump's lead attorney. Rudy Giuliani has been exposed to numerous people who later tested positive for coronavirus, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieFormer lieutenant governor of New Jersey leaves GOP Half of states now restrict conversion therapy for LGBTQ kids Seeking red gains in blue Jersey MORE (R), Corey LewandowskiCorey LewandowskiPentagon chief to restore advisory panels after purge of Trump loyalists Trump denies fighting with Pence for hiring Lewandowski The Memo: Dangers intensify for Trump as Vance brings charges MORE and Trump himself.

A spokesperson for Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether the former New York City mayor will be quarantining.

Rudy Giuliani has once again taken center stage as he leads the legal effort to try to overturn the result of the presidential election, which ended with Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Republicans focus tax hike opposition on capital gains change Biden on hecklers: 'This is not a Trump rally. Let 'em holler' MORE defeating Trump.

Giuliani held a combative press conference on Thursday in which he made baseless and at times conspiratorial claims alleging the election was stolen from Trump. He referenced the film "My Cousin Vinny" at one point, and black streaks ran down his face from his hair as he spoke.

The press conference was held indoors in a cramped space. Neither Giuliani nor any of the attorneys standing near him wore masks.