Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, claimed Monday that “people don’t die of [COVID-19] anymore” while speaking to Trump supporters in Philadelphia.
Giuliani spoke without a mask at a Columbus Day gathering of Italian Americans for Trump.
“People don’t die of this disease anymore,” he said to the nodding of heads and verbal agreement in the audience. “Young people don’t die at all. Middle-aged people die very little. And even elderly people have a 1% chance of dying.”
Giuliani also criticized Democrats for supporting such guidelines. He said they were just targeting “things they don’t like,” CBS Philadelphia reported.
Prior to the indoor event, Giuliani had spoken to a crowd of about 200 people on a sidewalk south of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. There, he was said to have accused Democrats of exaggerating the severity of the pandemic.
“Sleepy Joe wears his mask like this,” Giuliani said, referring to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden while reportedly putting his hand over his eyes.
Giuliano quipped, “So tell me, who is he going to infect? The teleprompter in front of him. It’s not science. It’s political bullshit. It’s worse than that. It’s intended to scare people. Do you think our schools have to be closed?”