Only halfway through its first week, it appears the year 2019 is doomed to be as strange as its predecessor—especially if former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has anything to do with it.
Now acting as President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Giuliani took to Twitter to explain in a bonkers tweet why self-described witches—who decried Trump's frequent use of the term "witch hunt"—should relax.
"According to CNN witches favor Democrats and they are offended that the Meuller [sic] investigation is described as a Witch Hunt," the man formerly known as "America's Mayor" said. "There is no reason for the witches to be offended because Witch Hunt derives from,for example,the Salem Witch Hunts where people were executed unjustly."
According to CNN witches favor Democrats and they are offended that the Meuller investigation is described as a Wit… https://t.co/szFQuctOwE— Rudy Giuliani (@Rudy Giuliani)1546488168.0
It's common knowledge that the term "witch hunt" originated from the Salem Witch Hunts. Scientists now believe that the citizens of Salem may have been so quick to believe in the presence of witches due to poisoning from a fungus called ergot on their wheat whose long-term consumption can cause hallucinations.
Many wouldn't have been surprised if Giuliani himself was on hallucinogenics when he wrote this.
@RudyGiuliani https://t.co/Jkuz0rMAl8— Lost My Mind😜 (@Lost My Mind😜)1546518785.0
@RudyGiuliani Do you and Donald get high together or separately?— KetchClark (@KetchClark)1546519098.0
@RudyGiuliani New Year's is over. Time to lay off the sauce Unka Rudy.— Otherduckcat (@Otherduckcat)1546516605.0
@RudyGiuliani Cocaine’s a hell of a drug— prince of wails (@prince of wails)1546493877.0
@RudyGiuliani Soooo...Still celebrating the New Year with Lucy’s Vitameatavegamin, huh? https://t.co/O8ms1ne8r9— Karen G. Ewing (@Karen G. Ewing)1546522043.0
@RudyGiuliani Hitting the sauce early today?— Ken Reid (@Ken Reid)1546518289.0
@RudyGiuliani sir this is a Wendy’s— Andrew (@Andrew)1546527739.0
The tweet's reasoning was almost completely incoherent.
@RudyGiuliani ... I'm actually wondering if you got your education through Trump University... https://t.co/wcVsPJ5vjX— Susie mcbride (@Susie mcbride)1546520243.0
@RudyGiuliani https://t.co/L2DdhEg6Ma— I believe survivors (@I believe survivors)1546521243.0
@RudyGiuliani Rudy, are you trying to be clever or serious or just plain weird? Cuz you’re coming off as a couple o… https://t.co/NsIM7i5Av2— Dick Schellens (@Dick Schellens)1546521960.0
Others, like attorney and Kellyanne Conway's husband George Conway, thought it fitting that this was the man representing Donald Trump.
Remember, this is the *best* lawyer whom Donald Trump—the President of the United States, and a billionaire—could p… https://t.co/Mb0mFrqmjR— George Conway (@George Conway)1546519683.0
@RudyGiuliani You are perfect representative of the #Dotard— Pat Fuller Presidents are not kings! (@Pat Fuller Presidents are not kings!)1546521951.0
People were still quick to point holes in the shell of an argument that was there.
Many pointed out that—unlike the Salem "witches," who were hanged if they insisted they didn't practice witchcraft—many of those taken down by Mueller's findings pleaded guilty themselves or were charged on strong evidence.
@RudyGiuliani However, in this situation, people have pled guilty to crimes they have actually committed. No one should be above the law.— Leanna Cowan (@Leanna Cowan)1546524132.0
@RudyGiuliani That's why it's offensive. The women is Salem were genuine victims. Trump is NOT a victim of injust… https://t.co/Y5fkLui13E— ℬ𝓡𝒜𝙕𐐁𝒩 𝓗𝕌𝑺𝑺𝓨 (@ℬ𝓡𝒜𝙕𐐁𝒩 𝓗𝕌𝑺𝑺𝓨)1546523001.0
@RudyGiuliani For a so-called "Witch Hunt" it's certainly found and jailed quite a few witches......Michael Cohen,… https://t.co/iGBRneNeq2— Michael Trombley (@Michael Trombley)1546520696.0
@RudyGiuliani The Mueller probe has not prosecuted any of Trump's associates unjustly. So by your own definition, i… https://t.co/4GRLdfUxM9— JEFF✌ (@JEFF✌)1546521759.0
But primarily, people were shocked by Giuliani's fall from grace...and competence.
@RudyGiuliani Oh my god. Watching from Canada how you were after 9/11 and NOW. You should have just retired. Now yo… https://t.co/wVn9XHgqcz— L'il G 🇨🇦 (@L'il G 🇨🇦)1546524516.0
@RudyGiuliani I thought it was bad when I saw that trump was the GOP candidate. I thought that it couldn’t get any… https://t.co/p1Ief70C4f— Leo LaVerne, The Liberal Cat 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@Leo LaVerne, The Liberal Cat 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊)1546521601.0
This might be the craziest tweet of 2019 so far...and there are still 362 days to go.