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Rudy Giuliani Says “Truth Isn’t Truth,” Baffles Everyone

As impressive as the stupid things that Eric Trump says to defend his dad may be, nobody can outdo what Rudy Giuliani said over the weekend..

In an appearance on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd, Giuliani defended holding Trump back from testifying in the Mueller probe.

As you will see in this video, part of Giuliani's argument led him to make the astounding declaration that "Truth isn't truth."

Speaking to Chuck Todd, Giuliani once again defended why Donald Trump has not simply sat down to answer questions that Mueller has for him.

"Look," Giuliani said. "I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury."

Everyone's response, that the best defense against perjury charges is to simply tell the truth, is apparently not convincing for Giuliani.

"And when you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well, that's so silly," Giuliani claims.

The former mayor tries to explain: "Because it's somebody's version of the truth."

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Chuck Todd finds that line odd, and asserts the obvious: "Truth is truth."

"No, it isn't truth," Giuliani responds. "Truth isn't truth."

"Truth isn't truth?" Todd exclaims, incredulous. "Mr. Mayor, do you realize –"

"No, no," Giuliani, who seems to have just realized what came out of his mouth, interrupts.

Chuck Todd correctly predicts: "This is going to become a bad meme."

His nonsensical claim that "truth isn't truth," which seems born from some sort of Orwellian nightmare, did indeed become something of a meme.

On Monday, Giuliani took to Twitter to try to explain why he was spouting off nonsense on Meet The Press.

"My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology," Giuliani protests.

"But one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements," Giuliani says. "The classic 'he said, she said' puzzle."

"Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth," Giuliani says. "Other times it doesn't."

His "explanation" doesn't really mean much. He's trying to say that Trump and Comey may have different versions of events, but two people with different versions of events does not amount to perjury charges.

The concern by members of Trump's team, of course, is that Trump will make contradictory statements under oath or accidentally incriminate himself.

Those are things that a compulsive liar who doesn't know anything about politics or legalities yet is convinced that he's the world's greatest expert in everything might do.

And because everyone but Trump himself knows Trump's dispositions, many on both sides expect that he would commit perjury if he gives any sort of sworn testimony.

That is what Giuliani fears but … for obvious reasons, he did not phrase it that way.

Giuliani has made a number of outlandish statements while actings as Trump's personal attorney.

From tweeting the word "you" to the upsetting claim that porn stars are worthless, he's said a lot and most of it has not made him appear to be particularly competent.

Some believe that Trump hiring Giuliani as his attorney is simply a case of water finding its own level.

Others, however, believe that all of Giuliani's bumbling is part of some master strategy to catch his enemies off-guard.

At the very least, Trump might be able to try to appeal a future conviction on the grounds of inadequate representation.

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Rudy Giuliani Tweets the Word, “You” Gets Roasted By All of Twitter

Rudy Giuliani has a lot on his mind these days.

After all, he’s working for a guy whose employees keep getting fired and/or going to jail.

At this point, America’s Mayor is probably feeling like he has about the same job security as a defense against the dark arts teacher.

Paul Manafort is in jail; Michael Cohen has officially jumped ship; and at this very moment, Don Jr. is probably considering starting over in Moscow and dropping Kimberly Guilfoyle from some young Ruskie state propaganda mouthpiece.

That leaves old Rudy to swoop in and save the day, not unlike that time he came off the bench sacked the QB in his final game at Notre Dame.

We should probably fact-check that one, but who has the time?

Anyway, it looks like the pressure is starting to get to Rude Boy, who got mercilessly dragged over the weekend after experiencing his own “covfefe” moment on Twitter.

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As you can see, Rudy tweeted simply the word “you.”

Now, as far as we can tell this isn’t some sort of profound statement about the importance of the ego in 21st century America.

In all likelihood, Rudy simply hit “send” when he didn’t mean to.

We like to think he was about to launch into a Seinfeld-ian “you ever notice”-type rant about the plastic things on the end of shoelaces. 

But that might just be an association we’re making because like the show, Giuliani should have stayed in 1990s New York.

This being 2018, Rudy was roasted within an inch of his life for his Twitter ineptitude.

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Now, many of Ru-Giu’s defenders have pointed out that this is the sort of mistake that could happen to anyone.

And they’re absolutely right.

It’s easy to mess up on social media.

People tweet out the wrong thing all the time … just ask Anthony Weiner.

Which is a very good argument for politicians staying off of social media or at least being much more careful about the content that they post.

Sure, it’s not like Rudy threatened the president of Iran or anything, but it’s only a matter of time before someone in the Trump administration sparks an international incident, and it’s gonna be so embarrassing when future generations find out World War III started over an emoji.

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Rudy Giuliani Slams Stormy Daniels: Porn Stars Are Worthless!!

Rudy Giuliani has been acting as Donald Trump's personal attorney, and it has been a wild ride.

Funnier moments include when he accidentally admitted that Trump paid Stormy $ 130,000 of hush money, contradicting previous claims.

But in a new interview, he got decidedly less funny, and implied that Stormy and porn stars in general are so worthless that it is impossible to defame them.

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In an explosive interview, Rudy Giuliani begins by saying that the thoroughly unhappy Melania Trump doesn't believe that the Donald would have an affair.

"She believes in her husband, and she knows it's not true. I don't even think there's a slight suspicion that it's true."

If his claim is true, that would make her just about the only person to believe that. Trump's conservative white evangelical base has seemed to laugh off the claims, but only rarely out of disbelief.

He then says:

"When you look — excuse me — when you look at Stormy Daniels."

What Giuliani is hoping to convince people is that Stormy, a busty blonde who is only a few years older than Ivanka, is totally not Trump's type.

"He's had three wives. Beautiful women. Classy women. Women of great substance. Stormy Daniels?"

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After dismissing Stormy's appeal while upholding Trump's three wives as paragons of virtue and class, Giuliani starts saying things that are less absurd and more downright mean.

He starts off with what may just be sarcasm.

"Yes I respect porn stars. Don't you respect porn stars?"

He then takes that otherwise very acceptable sentence and uses it to suggest hat porn stars are not, in fact, worthy of respect.

"Or do you think that porn stars desecrate women?"

He's not talking about disgraced male porn stars like James Deen. He's suggesting that women who work in porn are somehow betraying themselves and perhaps all other women.

"Do you think that porn stars don't respect women?"

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Giuliani tries to pivot.

"I respect all human beings. I even respect criminals."

But he then suggests that women who appear in porn are worse than, you know, actual criminals.

"But I'm sorry, I don't respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance."

How is a porn star not a "career woman," exactly? For that matter, how are they not a "woman of substance?"

We're all made of the same kind of meat, dude.

He describes the sort of woman whom he imagines is worthy of respect.

"A woman who has great respect for herself as a woman and as a person."

Plenty of porn stars (and other sex workers!) have no shortage of self-respect.

"And isn't going to sell her body for sexual exploitation."

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Giuliani then turns this into a challenge aimed at Stormy.

"So Stormy, you want to bring a case, let me cross examine you."

Some genuinely question whether Giuliani can keep his thoughts and words coherent long enough for him to effectively cross examine someone in court.

"Because the business you're in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight."

Porn stars may act for a living, but that's not quite the same thing as lying for a living.

That would be more like a politician or perhaps an unscrupulous lawyer … oh, wait.

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Worst of all, Giuliani suggests that Stormy's profession means that she cannot be defamed.

"And secondly, explain to me how she could be damaged. I mean, she has no reputation."

He's essentially saying that she can't sue Trump for defamation because she's a sex worker.

"If you're going to sell your body for money, you just don't have a reputation."

We hope that we don't have to explain to anyone that sex workers, whether they are strippers or do cam work or work in porn or engage in full service (prostitution), are not somehow less valuable than anyone else.

They have dignity and self-respect and personhood, no matter what Giuliani — or Trump — may believe.

And for the record, "selling your body" is an absurd way to try to shame a sex worker. Somebody working a coal mine is absolutely selling their body. That's the American way.

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Rudy Giuliani: Trump TOTALLY Paid Stormy Daniels Hush Money!

By now, you’re almost certainly familiar with the ongoing Stormy Daniels sex scandal.

And depending on where you land on the political spectrum, you’ve likely reached one of two conclusions about it:

Either you think it’s a witch hunt designed to bring an end to the Trump presidency, or you believe this is the loose thread that will cause Trump’s vast tapestry of corruption to finally unravel.

Whatever the case, Stormy and her charismatic lawyer, Michael Avennatti, won’t be going away anytime soon, particularly after comments Rudy Giuliani made during a recent interview with Sean Hannity.

In either a major slip-up or a baffling strategic move, Giuliani admitted that Trump reimbursed his attorney Michael Cohen for the $ 130,000 payment Cohen made to Daniels as part of a non-disclosure agreement.

“Funneled through a law firm, and the president repaid it,” Giuliani said of the hush money.

After the interview, Giuliani doubled-down on his statement, clarifying that his comment was no mere slip of the tongue, but a planned statement intended to absolve the president of violating federal election laws:

“That removes the campaign finance violation, and we have all the documentary proof for it,” he said.

In case you’ve been avoiding all forms of media like the proverbial Nero busting out a sick Charlie Daniels solo while Rome burns to the ground, here’s a rundown of what exactly that means:

Trump previously denied any knowledge of the Cohen payment, but getting caught lying is like eating a Big Mac for the president – he does it every day without a second thought about the consequences.

The reason this is such a bigger deal than all of those previous falsehoods is that Trump may be on the verge of getting caught in a major violation of campaign finance law.

Individual contributions to campaigns are limited to $ 2,700.

Obviously, Cohen’s payment to Daniels exceeds that by a large margin, and since the payment directly benefited the Trump campaign, Cohen looked to be in pretty clear violation of FEC regulations.

By admitting that Trump repaid the cash, Giuliani is essentially arguing that $ 130,000 was a zero-interest loan, not a campaign donation.

Obviously, this raises a lot of other questions, primarily:

Why does a billionaire need to borrow $ 130,000 from his lawyer; what did Cohen stand to gain from the arrangement, and why did Trump feel the need to lie about the whole thing?

Since Cohen’s office was raided by the FBI last month, these questions might be answered sooner rather than later.

So stay tuned for the exciting series finale of the bonkers reality show that is the Trump presidency!

It should be a doozy!

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