President Donald Trump's attorney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has widely established a perception of ineptitude after months of contradictory explanations for Trump's actions and a series of verbal gaffes that have since been immortalized.
So it's fair to say he lived up to expectations when responding to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's leaked opening statement ahead of Cohen's testimony to the House Oversight Committee Thursday morning.
In the statement, Cohen calls Trump a racist, a conman, and a cheat. What's more, he presents documents which supposedly prove the allegation.
As usual, Giuliani attempted to defend the President, unequivocally denying Cohen's allegations and dismissing his credibility.
Also as usual, Giuliani succeeded in making things worse for the President.
"It's pathetic...If you believe him, you are a fool. He bragged he was connected to Russian organized crime and he may be."
Just in: Rudy Giuliani calls Cohen testimony “pathetic” in text message to Washington Post and says, “If you believ… https://t.co/tCCeexj4tK— Philip Rucker (@Philip Rucker)1551248466.0
Giuliani cited Cohen's alleged ties to Russian organized crime while attempting to discredit his testimony against a President who's fended off allegations of entanglement with Putin for the better part of the last two years.
Many noticed that Giuliani's statement made Trump look bad on the Russia front.
@PhilipRucker I too employ a Russian mob connected fixer whenever I want to have nothing to do with Russians and crimes— Erase Rewind (@Erase Rewind)1551248959.0
@PhilipRucker Yes, we should certainly investigate all alleged connections to Russian organized crime. Great idea Rudy!— Daniel Kelly (@Daniel Kelly)1551248575.0
@PhilipRucker @maggieNYT Thanks for acknowledging the Prez’s personal lawyer had links to Russian organized crime, Rudes 👍— BC (@BC)1551248890.0
They gave Rudy and Trump a challenge.
Many demanded that Trump and Giuliani follow Cohen's lead and testify under oath.
@PhilipRucker @maggieNYT Let's get @realDonaldTrump under oath and see who comes off as more believable....— Armin Tamzarian (@Armin Tamzarian)1551249136.0
@PhilipRucker @KatCapps Perhaps Trump would like to sit down with Mueller investigators and give a sworn deposition to correct the record?— Citizen White Rock (@Citizen White Rock)1551249046.0
Some also warn that Giuliani will face the same fate as Cohen, with perhaps even less mercy.
@PhilipRucker @maggieNYT He was Trump’s loyal fixer. He was his personal lawyer. Aren’t you capable of drawing any… https://t.co/4mYKFbQBT3— Carol Ann Riha (@Carol Ann Riha)1551249904.0
@PhilipRucker Is this the same @RudyGiuliani who said, "I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. 'Rudy Giuliani: He… https://t.co/ZAQQEsnLI2— Text VOTE to 954-954 (@Text VOTE to 954-954)1551248624.0
@PhilipRucker RUDY is but one of the PUBLIC FOOLS for DJT and the world already knows that!— TRUTH&JUSTICE (@TRUTH&JUSTICE)1551250464.0
Cohen's testimony is seven hours away at the time of this article's writing. It's already making waves.