On Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani appeared on Sean Hannity’s propaganda show and delivered an already-infamous interview that demonstrated just how far the former New York City mayor has fallen.
During the truly unhinged segment, Giuliani scrunched up his face and made strange hand gestures while wearing an ill-fitting suit like some kind of performative clown. He admitted that not only did Trump know about the $130,000 in hush money that his attorney Michael Cohen paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels, but he also reimbursed Cohen for it. The entire thing was patently absurd.
For obvious reasons, the president’s latest legal hire admitting that his boss lied to the American people dominated the news the following day. Lost in the shuffle was another interesting part of the Hannity interview, in which Giuliani made some odd comments about Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.
Grossly overestimating the American public’s affection for Trump’s anti-feminist, sweatshop robber baron, nepotism-beneficiary daughter, Giuliani said that “the whole country will turn” on Mueller and his team if they investigate or prosecute Ivanka. Hannity asked him if Kushner was fair game. Giuliani promptly through the crown prince of incompetency under the bus
“Jared is a fine man, you know that but men are disposable. But a fine woman like Ivanka? Come on,” Giuliani said, seemingly indicating that Kushner could soon find himself in Mueller’s sites.
While Kushner is almost certainly disposable to Trump since the president is more than willing to sacrifice even his closest friends to save himself, Giuliani is mistaken that Ivanka is off limits. She is complicit in her father’s systematic dismantling of our democratic institutions and it would be truly surprising if it turned out she wasn’t party to some of his crimes.
Rudy Giuliani is SERIOUSLY overestimating the public support of Ivanka Trump here. pic.twitter.com/PwRTj6UV4j
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 3, 2018
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