Rudy Giuliani created a mess for Donald Trump in multiple media appearances. After 48 hours off the air, Giuliani will return to Fox to further endanger Trump's presidency.
Rudy Giuliani has been an absolute disaster for Trump since he was hired as his attorney and began arguing for him on television.
Now, after a 48-hour time out, Giuliani is set to once again make the rounds on Trump’s behalf.
It is unclear what sort of mess Giuliani intends to create with his latest appearances. But he will have to try hard to top himself.
In what was reportedly a strategy cooked up between Trump and Giuliani without consulting lawyers or other White House figures, Giuliani appeared on multiple Fox News programs.
Speaking to Sean Hannity, he admitted that Trump arranged for the payment of $130,000 to secure the silence of porn star Stormy Daniels about her affair with Trump.
The admission launched the possibility of multiple crimes committed on Trump’s behalf.
His loose tongue also showed that Trump has once again been lying, when he claimed that he knew nothing of the transaction.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders worriedly shut down questions after Giuliani blurted out the details, then held a cringe-inducing press briefing where she had to repeatedly deny knowing about the lies.
Trump himself had to try to clean up what Giuliani had done, asserting that his newness to the job was what caused him to confirm so many of Trump’s secrets.
After that, Giuliani issued a nonsensical statement that tried to put the genie back in the bottle and absolve Trump of his role in the hush-money scheme.
But no one is buying it.
So far, Giuliani has outlasted the 10-day tenure of fired communications director Anthony Scaramucci. But if he has another week like his most recent one, he probably shouldn’t bother putting any pens in his desk drawer.