In a tragic and comedic twist, Rudy Giuliani, whose resume includes impressive feats such as putting away gangsters and leading New York City as mayor, has become little more than Trump’s televised puppet.
Giuliani twists himself in knots as he tries to explain away an admission he made to the Times and NBC’s “Meet the Press” that throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump was involved in discussions to build a Trump Tower Moscow. This contradicts Trump’s public statements and raises questions about his ties to Putin.
In an interview with the New Yorker, Giuliani is asked if he is worried that this will be his legacy—being a liar for Trump.
He morbidly responds, “Absolutely. I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.’ Somehow, I don’t think that will be it. But, if it is, so what do I care? I’ll be dead.”
When asked to clarify these thoughts, he says, “I don’t think about my legacy. All I think about is doing a good job and what I believe in.”
The once irrefutably moral and ethical public figure has fallen from grace, and he knows it.