In his forlorn and futile attempt to reverse Joe Biden's election win, the President is today facing another piece of bleak news.
His prosecutor, Rudy Giuliani, the man in charge of the President's legal battle, is now with Covid in the hospital. The news was announced on Twitter by Donald Trump himself.
Giuliani is one of 53 advisors to the President who have contracted the virus, an unprecedented toll, but not unexpected considering the complacency that has been evident for months around his inner circle.
Iro Ny is an inescapable thing. These consultants, including Trump himself, have been minimizing the risks of the virus for months, frequently rejecting social distancing and mask-wearing.
Having suffered mild symptoms, Giuliani is in a Washington hospital. This suggests that even more of the legal advisors of the President will now have to go into self-isolation.
It appears that in states like Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, Giuliani's legal effort was not only hopeless, it was potentially lethal.
For his inspired handling of the 9/11 attacks on New York, in which his defiance of the terrorists and his diplomatic skills helped build a sense of national unity, Rudy Giuliani was once known as "America's Mayor"
Yet he has cut a lonely and widely-mocked figure in recent months. For his sycophantic stance towards Trump and for his attempt to slander Joe Biden, he is held in disdain by Democrats.
The nadir was his desperate press conference in which, without evidence, he sought to show that the 2020 election was indeed rigged. It made for one of the most striking and humiliating photos of the year with sweat and hair dye streaming down his face.
It follows a bizarre weekend in which Trump held his first rally since the election and came up with another series of falsehoods, including claims he won the state of Georgia, a "fire-hose of lies" as his critics called it.
The President showed no sign of acknowledging the political fact that while he indicated that he would run again in 2024, he lost the election.
In the middle of all this, the elected President sought to rise above the noise. Joe Biden asked Americans to make every effort to keep the virus at bay, calling it a patriotic responsibility.
The President currently has just 44 days left in the White House, and his lawyer's wellbeing - the man he will desperately need after 20 January - is now in severe doubt.