The President’s attorney and New York City’s former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has become infamous for his televised tirades, in which he claims there’s been “no collusion” between President Donald Trump and Russia. He decries the Mueller investigation into Russian influence on the United States election as a “witch hunt,” because—according to Giuliani—”truth is not truth.”
Last night while speaking with CNN Host Chris Cuomo, he let some “not truth” slip. As Cuomo pressed Giuliani on his insistence that there was no suggestion of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
That’s when Giuliani responded with an important—and telling—correction:
“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign. Or between people in the campaign. I have no idea.”
Cuomo did a double take and corrected Giuliani: “Yes, you have.”
“I have not. I’ve said ‘the President of the United States.’ There is not a single bit of evidence the President of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here: conspired with the Russians to hack the DNC.”
Watch the shocking video below:
rudy giuliani: "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign! Or between people in the campaign" pic.twitter.com/K8ATLlwKC2
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) January 17, 2019
With the revelation, many Americans were feeling as stunned as Cuomo when hearing it live on the air.
Cuomo’s face is all of America rn pic.twitter.com/MFmpbUi7WS
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) January 17, 2019
Chris Cuomo’s face says a million words pic.twitter.com/fKHYb587fl
— Charlie (@notcharchar) January 17, 2019
To some, even Giuliani seemed surprised at his own words.
The juxtaposition of Chris Cuomo's "what the fuck did you just say" face with Rudy's "ah, shit" face is the truest illustration of the times in which we live. pic.twitter.com/4zMwdqWB8V
— Chris Parker (@ChrispyBites) January 17, 2019
Rudy's face when the Mueller report is released. Can't wait. pic.twitter.com/NvjVH6nx4I
— Rosario Alcala (@rosarioalcala) January 17, 2019
Rudy Giuliani always looks like he just heard what Rudy Giuliani said pic.twitter.com/EC0JM8ji1j
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) January 17, 2019
It’s with good reason, however, that the two should be so surprised.