The Trump lawyer showed up on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" Thursday night, and once again did what he apparently does best: cause more damage to his client. On Twitter, "Cuomo Prime Time" shared a key part of the interview that host Chris Cuomo conducted with the former New York City mayor :
"He has lied all his life… a person who is found to be an incredible liar, he's got a tremendous motive to lie now… I don't think anyone believes that." Rudy Giuliani dismisses report Michael Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting https://t.co/xd4PFYYpcQ pic.twitter.com/9gxjNGWLRA— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) July 27, 2018
As seems to happen these days after every one of this hapless TV appearances, Giuliani once again caused a social media firestorm, with critics across the political spectrum eagerly parsing his words. Here, for instance, is what Joe Walsh, the conservative talk show host and former Republican congressman from Illinois, had to say:
Rudy Giuliani said tonight that Michael Cohen has been lying for years.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 27, 2018
Uh...Michael Cohen has had one, and only one client, for years.
That observation was made countless other ways on Twitter, including:
Rudy Giuliani tells Chris Cuomo that Michael Cohen "has lied all his life." That's an interesting admission, because most of his life he's been speaking on behalf of Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/1fEUGnDfNw— Richard Hine (@richardhine) July 27, 2018
Rudy Giuliani suggests that the President hires lawyers who lie. There's something circular in that argument.— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) July 27, 2018
Speaking to @ChrisCuomo about the Trump Tower meeting news, Rudy Giuliani tries to make the case that Michael Cohen is not a credible source ... but accidentally makes the case that his own client (Trump) should not be believed. pic.twitter.com/blUGCtObLv— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) July 27, 2018
Cuomo's CNN colleague Jake Tapper was a bit more coy:
Cohen has lied all his life? On whose behalf? https://t.co/h7u8fApZOH— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 27, 2018
Many simply marveled at the spectacle of the interview itself ...
This Rudy Giuliani interview is... a massacre. #CNN— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 27, 2018
Wow, Rudy Giuliani is literally being slaughtered by Chris Cuomo on CNN. This interview is a dumpster fire set ablaze with sh*t doused in gasoline.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 27, 2018
Perhaps most of all, Giuliani's basic competence and, well, mental health were considered as "Rudy Giuliani" almost instantly because a top 10 trending topic on Twitter:
Seriously, has there ever been a lawyer who has leaked more damaging information about their own client in one week than Rudy Giuliani has on Donald Trump?— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) July 27, 2018
Imagine what the REALLY bad stuff is going to be like!
I know Rudy Giuliani is volunteering his services pro bono to Trump, but he's still getting paid too much.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 27, 2018
Rudy Giuliani is trending because he's insane.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) July 27, 2018