Donald Trump consigliere Rudy Giuliani went on Fox News Friday night to announce he was canceling his planned trip to Ukraine.
Giuliani had been highly criticized for the planned trip, which may have been a crime, with even the Trump re-election campaign attempting to distance themselves from the former New York City mayor.
But then he canceled.
“I’ve decided I’m not going to go to the Ukraine,” Giuliani said on Fox News.
MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch, the host of the new show “Saturday Night Politics,” blasted the mayor on “The 11th Hour” with guest host Steve Kornacki.
“Last night, when you had Giuliani’s original statement, one of the things that shocked people beyond all the specifics, was the brazenness of it,” Kornacki noted.
“It’s a sick, twisted, evil, judo move,” Deutsch said. “It’s the Trump thing, if I keep doing it, it’s not wrong, I wouldn’t be doing it in public.”
“Just a side note on Giuliani, I’m a little bit older than you, I was here when Giuliani was running the city, he was a great mayor at one point,” Deutsch claimed. “After he left office, so many people who lived in the city felt he was exploiting 9/11 and he went from there.”
“He’s become such a despicable figure, such a tragic old man doing anything to stay relevant,” Deutsch said.
“What a disappointing, sad, little old man that has taken on such a dastardly, evil, twisted manner that he would display this in the last 24 hours, which was probably just a publicity stunt in the first place,” he continued.
“Out of all the president’s men, of all these swamp things, Rudy Giuliani stands out to me as the lowest of the low,” Deutsch concluded.
‘Breadth and scale’ of nationwide protests is ‘staggering’: NYU history professor
Protests continued to grow in size in cities and towns from coast-to-coast -- and around the world.
"As a historian of social movements in the U.S., I am hard pressed to think of any time in the past when we have had two straight weeks of large-scale protests in hundreds of places, from suburbs to big cities," NYU history Prof. Tom Sugrue posted on Twitter.
"The breadth and scale of #Floyd protests is staggering," he continued.
"We have had some huge one-day demonstrations, e.g. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963); antinuclear march in NYC (1982), and Women's March (2017). We have widespread, simultaneous protests, such as in the days following MLK, Jr.'s assassination (1968)," he explained. "But the two together--very unusual."
Incel blew his hand off — and may have been planning for suicide bomber attack on ‘hot’ cheerleaders: report
A young man in Virginia was photographed for his mugshot with extensive facial injuries.
"A 23-year-old Virginia man who appeared to be planning an incel bomb attack on "hot cheerleaders" accidentally blew off his hand with explosives, authorities say," BuzzFeed News reported Saturday. "Cole Carini was charged in federal court on Friday connection with the plot after he allegedly lied to FBI agents by saying his extensive injuries were the result of a lawnmower accident."
Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan
Protesters gathered in Vidor, Texas on Saturday for a rally against racism and police violence.
The East Texas town has long had a reputation for racism.
Vidor is a small city of about 11,000 people near the Texas Gulf Coast, not too far from the Louisiana border. Despite the fact that Beaumont, a much bigger city just 10 minutes away, is quite integrated, Vidor is not. There are very few blacks there; it's mostly white. That is in large part because of a history of racism in Vidor, a past that continues to haunt the present," Keith Oppenheim reported for CNN in 2006.