Rudy Giuliani misquoted Patrick Henry and compared himself to Paul Revere to stump for the re-election of his client President Donald Trump.
The president's attorney initially misattributed the quote to Revere, but deleted that post and then misattributed a century-old statement used as a typing exercise to Henry.
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party," Giuliani tweeted.
The phrase was devised by typing instructor Charles E. Weller in 1918 as an exercise for his students, but has been misattributed to Henry on conservative blogs and social media for years.
"Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their Nation, reject socialism and censorship, and preserve our American way of life!" Giuliani added, and included an illustration of himself dressed as Revere, who he initially cited as the quote's author.
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.” - Patrick Henry. Now is the time for all goo… https://t.co/c8slLjQ53h— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani)1604426402.0
Other social media users mocked the former New York City mayor, and asked why he spent Election Day giving an interview with the Kremlin-backed RT network.
@RudyGiuliani Is this a parody account? https://t.co/zDEFd64dlz— Tammy Hileman (@Tammy Hileman)1604426507.0
@RudyGiuliani "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party" is a phrase first proposed as a… https://t.co/xEn9gjSXS8— Douglas K. Williams III (@Douglas K. Williams III)1604426619.0
@RudyGiuliani The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog! 🌊 🗳— Rhymes with indigo (@Rhymes with indigo)1604426709.0
@RudyGiuliani https://t.co/sdJ50NGvpf— Soviet Sergey (@Soviet Sergey)1604426434.0
@RudyGiuliani Drunk History by Drunk Rudy https://t.co/umWMdsYWOT— Benny Hwy 20-Stan H. (@Benny Hwy 20-Stan H.)1604426584.0
@RudyGiuliani Why did you do an interview on Russia tv? https://t.co/Lrs74M0VaZ— kjk (@kjk)1604426530.0
@RudyGiuliani Stick to your party. I’m voting for my country. #VoteBidenHarrisToSaveAmerica #VoteBlue— JayEff 🏴☠️ (@JayEff 🏴☠️)1604426879.0
@RudyGiuliani You quoted a typing drill!— Shystie1 (@Shystie1)1604427637.0
@RudyGiuliani Good men? There are none in the GOP Rudy. Tuck in your shirt— Moe Maxim 🇨🇦 (@Moe Maxim 🇨🇦)1604426502.0
@RudyGiuliani I'll fondle myself with one hand if by land, and I'll fondle myself with both hands if by sea— ❄❄🇺🇸🇺🇸❄❄ (@❄❄🇺🇸🇺🇸❄❄)1604426699.0
@RudyGiuliani Sure Rudy https://t.co/QWQbaeZFLe— GingerJew (@GingerJew)1604427645.0
@RudyGiuliani i regret that i have but 100,000 lies to give for my country ~ Rudy "Patrick Henry" Giuliani— Sunny Day Real Aesthete (@Sunny Day Real Aesthete)1604427066.0
@RudyGiuliani Dude. Give it up. Americans are choosing Liberty over Death.— Patrick Willard 🏳️🌈 (@Patrick Willard 🏳️🌈)1604427267.0
@RudyGiuliani A Benedict Arnold quote would be more apt— DonaId J. Trump ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️parody (@DonaId J. Trump ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️parody)1604426549.0
@RudyGiuliani Says this Benedict Arnold while chatting on Russian State media.— Cosmic Dancer (@Cosmic Dancer)1604427145.0
@RudyGiuliani More like... https://t.co/aagBF5QEJs— 🅝🅐🅣🅗🅐🅝 🅐🅣🅧 (@🅝🅐🅣🅗🅐🅝 🅐🅣🅧)1604427773.0
@RudyGiuliani Why do you have a picture of Paul Revere attached to this tweet? What history will say about the las… https://t.co/5BeTaAmmul— Ruth Ann wears a mask (@Ruth Ann wears a mask)1604427686.0
@RudyGiuliani first you had it as Paul Revere, then you changed to Patrick Henry - The quote isn't from either or a… https://t.co/60qfgVFXyg— LESDK (@LESDK)1604427784.0
@RudyGiuliani Russian TV https://t.co/iiuFbzDPeO— jeff heisler (@jeff heisler)1604427308.0