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.
‘Looks like the smoking gun’: Meghan McCain less skeptical of impeachment after Bill Taylor testimony
Meghan McCain gave her strongest indication yet that President Donald Trump was doomed to impeachment, but she was in no mood to talk about it on her birthday.
The conservative host of "The View" turned 35 on Wednesday, a day after former Ukraine ambassador told lawmakers that President Donald Trump had directed efforts to freeze military aid to pressure the foreign ally to investigate political rival Joe Biden.
"This is just killing my vibe," McCain said. "I'm sorry, it's very bad."
"Look, I can't -- I just can't today," McCain said. "I'm so sorry. I would love to stay on this, but it's really bad. It looks like it's highly unethical, and it looks like the smoking gun. That's my political analysis for today. It's my 35th birthday, and I want to move on."
Watch: All of Trump’s failed defenses for his Ukraine scandal
CNN's Kate Bolduan on Wednesday reminded her viewers that Trump allies' defenses of the president throughout the Ukraine scandal have continued to evolve after new facts emerge that undercut their older defenses.
While talking with the New Yorker's Susan Glasser, Bolduan delivered an exhausted list of all the failed defenses that the president and his supporters have made to justify Trump's efforts to push Ukraine to investigate his political opponents.
"First it was the president was trying to root out corruption when it came to Ukraine," she began. "Then it was there was no direct ask coming from the president. Then it was the whistleblower can't be trusted, then it was Schiff helped the whistleblower write the complaint so it can't be trusted, and then it was the president was joking, Republicans said, when he said on camera that he would like to see investigations. Then it was there was no quid pro quo because Ukraine didn't know the aid was being withheld... and now it's the process is unfair, so you can't impeach."
Republicans commit ‘significant breach’ after storming closed-door hearings by bringing cellphones to secure area
As various news outlets have reported, over a dozen House Republicans this Wednesday tried to force their way into the closed door hearings where deputy assistant secretary of defense Laura Cooper is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's Ukraine fiasco. According to Republicans, the closed-door hearings are a sign that Democrats are shutting them out of the impeachment process, creating a lack of transparency -- even though there are three Republicans who are present at the hearings and are able to ask questions.