Trevor Noah Says Rudy Giuliani Has 'Only Got Himself To Blame' for COVID Diagnosis

Trevor Noah has said that Rudy Giuliani has "only got himself to blame" for contracting COVID-19.

The former New York City mayor caused a media frenzy this week after it was confirmed he tested positive for coronavirus, after months of refusing to wear a mask and downplaying the pandemic.

The comedian said that the virus "finally struck its least surprising victim yet."

"I mean, this dude was going all over the country refusing to wear a mask. What do you expect?" The Daily Show host said on Monday's episode.

"If I go around licking car windshields, I can't be shocked if I get bird flu. Or if I go around drinking at bars until 3 a.m., I can't be surprised when I go home with yo mama!"

Noah called Giuliani's positive test a "terrifying new development" in the pandemic. "Because you realize that up until now, we didn't even think that dead guys could get corona," he said.

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Trevor Noah called Giuliani’s positive test a “terrifying new development” in the pandemic. Courtesy of Comedy Central

However, Noah did wish Donald Trump's personal attorney a "speedy recovery" so he can "get back to the days when his hair was melting off of his head."

Joking about the viral video of Giuliani, 76, seemingly breaking wind at an election fraud hearing, Noah added: "It sounded like his butt was demanding a recount of his lunch. Although, to be fair, that fart is no worse than any of the other legal arguments Trump's team has made so far."

It is understood that Giuliani was admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. for treatment on Sunday.

Addressing the situation himself, Giuliani tweeted: "Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes. I'm getting great care and feeling good. Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything."

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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is pictured during a Michigan state House hearing in Lansing, Michigan on December 2, 2020. Rey Del Rio/Getty

Team Trump has since sought to downplay fears that Giuliani may have infected others before receiving his positive diagnosis.

"Mayor Giuliani tested twice negatively immediately preceding his trip to Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia. The mayor did not experience any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 until more than 48 hours after his return," a statement reads.

"No legislators in any state or members of the press are on the contact tracing list, under current CDC guidelines. Other team members who are defined as having had close contact will be following their physicians' directives and CDC guidelines on isolation and testing."

Giuliani was present at a public hearing at Michigan's House Oversight Committee on December 2.