I’m a bit slow this morning as I sit down at my desk and the Twitterverse is going gaga over Donald Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, having a disastrous appearance on ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
I’ve been a bit burned out on the constant dumpster fire that is the Trump administration, so I scrolled past several of these posts and tweets.
Finally, there are so many I decide to take a look. How bad could it have been?
Umm, really bad.
Giuliani swung from trying to deny the Donald ever met porn star Stormy Daniels (Stephanopoulos puts a pic of the two onscreen) to dismissing his own statements to other media outlets as “rumors” to admitting he didn’t know if it was ok to lie to the press.
At one point, Stephanopoulos asked if Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen had made payments to other women on behalf of the president? Giuliani’s response: “I have no knowledge of that, but I would think if it was necessary, yes.”
The former mayor of New York City also suggested that Trump may invoke the 5th Amendment.
Check out this tiny excerpt:
Giuliani was a mess on This Week this morning. @GStephanopoulos destroyed him. This guy is doing @realDonaldTrump no favors. pic.twitter.com/3kfU2uu9X6
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) May 6, 2018
And here’s the full segment:
Remember how quickly the Mooch came and went?
You have to believe the Producer-in-Chief will pull Rudy off the air after several disastrous auditions in which he only has complicated the president’s legal morass.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 6, 2018
Is Giuliani TRYING to get Trimp impeached?! Serious question…
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 6, 2018
Dear Legal Scholars,
Please help me understand 👇
Rudy Giuliani: “I’m talking about the law and the conclusion. The facts, I’m still learning.”
How does one draw conclusions without knowing the facts?
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) May 6, 2018
Among the things Giuliani calls “the facts that we’re still working on” is finding out when Trump first knew about the payments to Stormy.
That seems like a pretty easy one to find out.
Ask the president
— Sam Stein (@samstein) May 6, 2018