After the September 11 attacks, New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani soared to become known as "America's Mayor." His approval rating jumped from 36% to 79% and he was named TIME's Person of the Year.
Flash forward nearly two decades later and he's now the personal lawyer to President Donald Trump. Giuliani is routinely ridiculed for gaffes during his television appearances, for contradicting himself, for tweeting nonsense, and even acting as a covert emissary to Ukraine on the President's behalf, despite being a private citizen.
Giuliani, to many, has relinquished all credibility in his unyielding loyalty to Trump.
Now, even the city that embraced him after 9/11 is mocking his antics in 2019, with fake advertisements for Giuliani's law services.
The fake ad appears to be the work of a group or individual called TGL NYC and it links to a website, which boasts Giuliani's specialties including "back channel deals," "cable news appearances," and willingness to work for free (when drunk).
The address listed for the services leads to a bar in Washington, D.C. and the voicemail attached to the phone number is...something.
People thought the fake ad campaign was a fitting personification of Giuliani's defense amidst Trump's recent Ukraine scandal.
@washingtonpost RLMFAO— Starwatcher (@Starwatcher)1570047317.0
@washingtonpost Why I ❤ New York!— karenchristinabeal (@karenchristinabeal)1570045653.0
@washingtonpost Love it!— Marinemedia.biz (@Marinemedia.biz)1570045873.0
@washingtonpost LOL— john porterfield (@john porterfield)1570046423.0
This is far from the first time TGL NYC has targeted Trump and his defenders or current events in New York.
New Yorkers don't mess around.