On November 7, the day Joe Biden’s presidential election was called, former New York Mayor turned Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani addressed the media at a landscaping company between a sex shop and a crematorium on the industrial outskirts of Philadelphia.
For two weeks, as the Trump campaign continued to claim without evidence that the election had been stolen, the United States wondered if Giuliani could overcome that.
On Thursday, he tried very well.
The day after his massive voter fraud accusations failed in a Pennsylvania courtroom, Giuliani hosted another press conference, this time in a slightly healthier setting, at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington DC. But it didn’t go well.
First, while claiming that Republican poll watchers had stayed too far from vote counters in Philadelphia, a key assertion by Trump in a vital state that, like others, fell on Biden, Giuliani attempted to recite a scene from My Cousin Vinny. , an Oscar-winning comedy. since 1992.
“Did everyone see My Cousin Vinny? Do you know the movie? It’s one of my favorite law movies, because it comes from Brooklyn, ”he said.
Giuliani, who also hails from Brooklyn, tried to summarize a key plot point in Jonathan Lynn’s film, in which Joe Pesci’s personal injury attorney, so far out of reach in a murder trial, manages to discredit to a key witness by demonstrating his vision of being impaired.
“And when the good lady said she saw …” Giuliani said, changing to a very rough approximation of Pesci’s accent in Brooklyn. “And then he says, ‘How many fingers do I have… how many fingers do I lift? And she says three. Oh, it was too far to see that it was only two.
“This people [the poll observers] They were further away than my cousin Vinny from the witness. They couldn’t see anything, ”he added, seemingly drawing a line between the scene in the movie and claims about the problems facing poll watchers in Philadelphia.
So far so predictably surreal. But things got more difficult.
As Giuliani sweated in front of reporters, streaks of what appeared to be a dye of dark hair began to run down his face. The internet took notice, of course, and the jokes and ridicule spread.
Worse still for the Trump campaign, the audio from the press conference suddenly included unknown people asking “Can you hear us on the broadcast?” and discussing “Rudy’s hair dye dripping down his face.”
Finally, the feed was eliminated. But Giuliani is nothing more than a Trump soldier. After cleaning up the tarred streams, he raised his voice to make his point to the reporters in the room.
“I don’t know what you need to wake up, to do your job, and to inform the American people, like it or not, of the things they need to know!” he said. “This is real! It is not made up! There is no one here who indulges in fantasy.”
After the former mayor turned away and continued to wipe his forehead, Trump’s attorney Sidney Powell took over the offensive.
He claimed to have identified “the massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba and probably China in interfering with our elections here in the United States.”
At the time, the unsubstantiated claim hardly seemed strange.
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