Rudy Giuliani has been Donald Trump’s lawyer for less than two weeks and has already implicated the president in several new crimes, but more revealingly he’s showcased his own loopy weirdness and his lust for Ivanka, according to John Oliver.
Oliver dissected Giuliani’s return to the spotlight in a biting commentary on his HBO show “This Week Tonight.” As usual, he didn’t pull any punches, or mince words.
The former New York City mayor had his coming out party on the Trump sycophant Sean Hannity’s show. It was a disaster.
He not only revealed that the president knew about lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen’s $130,000 payment to buy Stormy Daniels’s silence about her 2006 affair with Trump on the eve of the 2016 election, but also that the president “repaid” Cohen for the hush money with a $35,000 monthly retainer.
Trump had previously categorically stated he knew nothing of the payment, forcing him and Giuliani to scramble madly to cover up their tracks.
“In saying that, Giuliani may have just exposed Trump to multiple new legal and political problems, but he wasn’t done,” Oliver asserted.
Nope, he was just getting started.
Giuliani also revealed a new reason why Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey–because Comey refused to state publicly that Trump was not under investigation. That just added more fuel to charges that Trump was attempting to obstruct justice.
Then, he announced that North Korea had freed three American prisoners. Oops, wrong again. The prisoners are still there.
Finally, he said prosecutors should not target Ivanka because she is a “fine woman.” Her husband, Jared Kushner, on the other hand, was “disposable.”
Talk about disposable. Giuliani has had three wives. His first was his second cousin. He was caught having an affair during his mayoral term and announced his divorce without first telling his second wife. And, his third wife just walked out on him.
“OK, setting aside the sleaziness of calling Ivanka Trump ‘a fine woman,’ let’s not forget that he also just called a living human being ‘disposable’—which is pretty harsh, but also… it is Jared, you know? It’s Jared,” Oliver quiped. “He is basically a 6-foot-3-inch stack of packing peanuts. It’s Jared. He’s useless.”
Then, Oliver got right to the heart of the matter. Giuliani was the most hated man in the New York City during his term in office.
“Io truly understand Giuliani, you have to go before 9/11,” Oliver said. He was already pegged as being “weird.”
Not only where there his messy marriages and misuse of the Mayoral mansion to conduct affairs, he also waged a war on African-Americans with a “stop-and-frisk” policing policy that ultimately was declared unconstitutional.
He and Trump are cut from the same cloth, Oliver said.
“Think about it: They’re basically two versions of the same person. They’re both New Yorkers coasting on their reputations, they’ve both had three marriages, neither of them can shut up in front of a camera, and, perhaps most importantly, they both want to fuck Ivanka—which is weird for Trump because Ivanka is in his family, and is weird for Giuliani because she isn’t.”
During Trump’s presidential campaign, Giuliani played political hitman, spreading false rumors claiming she was ill and was never around in the aftermath of 9/11, even though photos showed her, then a U.S. Senator from New York, walking at his side amid the wreckage and remained active helping first-responders.
So, Oliver decided a little payback was in order. Check out the video below and find out how.