Rudy Giuliani -- last seen coughing through a Fox News appearance -- was furiously mocked for comparing COVID-19 to cancer.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney insisted through coughs that he had tested negative for the coronavirus that's sweeping through the White House and debate preparation team, and insisted on Twitter that the virus was as treatable as cancer.
"CCP virus is now much more treatable, and much less fatal," Giuliani tweeted, using an acronym that stands for "Chinese Communist Party."
"It’s similar to advising cancer patients, to overcome the fear and focus on the available treatments," he added. "Cancer is no longer a death sentence. Focus on the treatment, otherwise fear can paralyze. Optimism helps to heal."
CCP virus is now much more treatable, and much less fatal. It’s similar to advising cancer patients,to overcome th… https://t.co/tOCFdVsYbk— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani) 1601981781.0
The former New York City mayor was hit with ridicule and scorn by other social media users.
@RudyGiuliani How many dry coughs did it take to type this I wonder.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger) 1601984175.0
@RudyGiuliani BREAKING: Cancer isn't contagious— SARmedic (@SARmedic) 1601982023.0
@RudyGiuliani The depression and a pandemic is two very different matters. A contagious virus is very different fro… https://t.co/77WUjnMD0s— Ben Lauletta (@Ben Lauletta) 1601982853.0
@RudyGiuliani Did u test positive for covid? U got that foggy brain thing going on? Maybe it's old age? This is a d… https://t.co/VrYNCyzogR— NaNaNaNa@HeyHeyGoodby (@NaNaNaNa@HeyHeyGoodby) 1601985301.0
@RudyGiuliani Now we need a treatment for stupidity!!!— Joey (@Joey) 1601981916.0
@RudyGiuliani "Treatable" is NOT a cure.— 🇺🇸STEVE 🎄TURNER🏳️🌈 (@🇺🇸STEVE 🎄TURNER🏳️🌈) 1601990173.0
@RudyGiuliani @Bildwerke1 How many Americans have had free access to a multiple room suite in the best hospital, wi… https://t.co/wEjbf7iqdh— Laurie Fare (@Laurie Fare) 1601983656.0
@RudyGiuliani I must have missed the part where cancer is contagious.— Glenn (@Glenn) 1601982169.0
@RudyGiuliani You’re so right, if only the 200k + people who died had been a little more upbeat...— Ben Shute (@Ben Shute) 1601987961.0
@RudyGiuliani I'm assuming you're calling this a communist virus because everybody has it?— 🦎Swamp Lizard🦎 (@🦎Swamp Lizard🦎) 1601981964.0
@RudyGiuliani You are not a scientist nor a doctor STOP spewing treatments that are not readily available to the pe… https://t.co/DfOxi0oHVO— Kacey (@Kacey) 1601982638.0
@RudyGiuliani WTF??? You are nuts dude.— Brock Landers (@Brock Landers) 1601982036.0
@RudyGiuliani Why are you calling it the Chinese Community Party (CPP) virus? Another cutesy name you and Trump dre… https://t.co/c44kkatt0I— Squirrelgirl (@Squirrelgirl) 1601986428.0