Today, Trump pitched a massive fit in another one of his unhinged, “official” statements in response to New York’s decision to suspend his old personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s law license for blatantly lying to the courts regarding the 2020 election. The decision is temporary until the court has had a chance to make a final decision on the fate of Rudy’s law career in Trump’s home state.
The ex-president’s state was, of course, as manic and ridiculous as we’ve come to expect from him. But, according to a new book, Donald’s defense for Rudy is more so a PR stunt than it is his true feelings on the guy.
According to an excerpt of Michael C.Bender new book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, published by the Daily Mail, Trump has privately enjoyed tormenting his personal attorney behind closed doors, all while Rudy “rarely complained” and actually “seemed to crave the attention.”
The 432-page book takes a deep dive into the disgraced ex-president’s time in the White House and a specific look at the details of Trump’s relationship with Rudy Giuliani.
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Bender writes that Trump “would needle the former mayor for falling asleep on flights and joke about Giuliani’s constant use of his iPad.”
“He’s looking at cartoons,” Trump would jeer his personal attorney.
But apparently, Rudy didn’t mind so much. Giuliani “seemed to crave the attention and would often physically jockey with other aides and advisers to sit next to Trump at dinner or on the plane.”
“Rudy never wanted to be left out,” a 2016 aide revealed for the book. “If you were ever between Rudy and the president, look out. You were going to get trampled.”
Of course, Rudy was always (sometimes the only person) willing to go to bat for the now former, disgraced president — most notably on the heels of the Access Hollywood tapes, when his personal attorney was the only soul willing to publicly go to bat for him in the aftermath, on many a Sunday morning public affairs shows. However, Donald Trump was apparently rarely grateful. Upon returning from the appearances, Rudy was met with cheers and praise from the likes of Hope Hicks, David Bossie, and Stephen Miller. But Donald was not impressed.
“Trump barely looked up from his newspaper. ‘Rudy, you sucked,’ Trump said. ‘You were weak.’ Giuliani looked like he’d simultaneously had the wind knocked out of him and taken a kick to the groin. ‘What the fuck do you want me to do?’ Giuliani said,” according to the new book.
On the rare occasion, though, the ex-president was willing to give Rudy a crumb or two of praise.
The book claims that during one 2017 staff meeting “Trump’s team started complaining about Giuliani’s puzzling television appearances that often veered off-message and created more work for the press shop. Trump barked that at least Giuliani was out there fighting for him. Everyone shut up after that.”
It seems that the relationship between this disgraced pair has been troublesome, at best. But honestly, what else would you expect out of this one-ring circus?
You can read the full report here.
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