MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch shredded Rudy Giuliani as a “pathetic” clown for continuing to trade out what was left of his reputation to serve President Donald Trump.
Giuliani dismissed special counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming congressional testimony, scheduled for July 17, as “totally useless,” and “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough raked him over the coals.
“It’s hard to believe this man ever ran a city like New York, let alone the fact that many people like myself consider him to be a very effect effective mayor,” Scarborough said. “It’s just a cynical, cynical, stupid thing for Rudy Giuliani to say.”
“When Robert Mueller said at the top of the report, and the Justice Department guidelines made him say at the top of the report, that he couldn’t — he could not say that the president should be indicted,” he added. “He could not draw that conclusion, and here you have the president’s lawyers just being stupid, just lying. I’m sure there are a lot of stupid people that will pick that up and will tweet it, but it is totally separated from the fact, it doesn’t change the facts at all, and again, just more embarrassment for Rudy Giuliani.”
Deutsch was even more harsh in his assessment.
“I’ve lived through Rudy Giuliani as mayor, his very strong job at 9/11, and just watch him degenerate into this pathetic circus figure — stupid, lying, grotesque in every way — sold his soul just to be near the sun,” Deutsch said.
Scarborough called out Giuliani for purposefully misrepresenting Mueller’s findings, and his duties and limitations as special counsel, to protect Trump from consequences for his wrongdoing.
“He used to vouch for Robert Mueller, as did a lot of other people, but knew that he could not reach a conclusion,” Scarborough said. “For him to then turn around and use the fact that he followed the law, followed the Constitution, to use that against him is grotesque.”
Deutsch said Giuliani had squandered his reputation in the waning years of his public life.
“What people will do at a certain age to just be in the spotlight is sad,” Deutsch said. “he’s pathetic, he’s taken on a pathetic tone.”
REVEALED: Speaker Pelosi says she had to stop White House meeting because Trump was too ‘shaken’ by GOP criticism
According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump was "shaken up" by the realization that Republicans are criticizing him over his huge mistake in Syria.
"It comes at a very difficult time for him," said Pelosi outside the White House meeting. "Earlier today the House of Representatives voted what, 354-60 in opposition to the actions that he has taken in Syria. It calls upon the president to urgently use exercise with restraint and for us to have a humanitarian assistant to some of the Kurdish children being killed there, and reaching support."
Most importantly, however, the bill mandated a clear plan from the president on how to handle ISIS. Just last week, Trump made a unilateral decision to betray the Kurdish people and allow Turkey to bomb them. According to reports, the decision stemmed from Trump's desire to get off the phone.
National Enquirer tried to protect Trump from allegation of forcibly raping 13-year-old girl: report
Two of the scandals swirling around President Donald appear to have collided in a blockbuster new book by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.
Trump's relationship with American Media Incorporated (AMI), which owned the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid, has been under focus for a $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal.
Trump has also faced ongoing scrutiny for his longtime friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.
The relationship between the two scandals was examined in the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.
Republican stumbles as he tries to defend Trump’s claim that Iran can be trusted to fight ISIS
During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) hit a snag while trying to justify President Trump's earlier contention that Russia and Iran would step in to fill the void left by the US after its withdrawal from northeast Syria, saying that "Russia, Iran, Syria and to maybe slightly lesser extent Turkey, they all hate ISIS as much as we do," during a Wednesday press conference alongside Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Speaking to Biggs, Fox News host Harris Faulkner pointed out that Trump's willingness to partly cede Syria's future to Iran contradicts his and other conservatives' rhetoric towards the Islamic Republic.