If there’s one thing that the Trump team as a whole is actually good at, it’s projecting. If they’ve done something terrible, immoral, or just downright wrong you can typically figure out just exactly what it is they’ve done by listening to what they’re accusing other people of doing. In a sense, the people really and truly tell on themselves.
However, nothing has more bright, neon, flashing arrows saying “I’m projecting right now” more than their baseless and disgusting attacks against former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s mental acuity.
Trump himself is bad enough — often going on completely unhinged and sometimes downright manic rants about the mental capacity of his presidential opponent. But he’s not the only one, folks.
Today’s Trump’s pal and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani made an appearance on Fox News and the level of projection, as he ranted, spit, muttered, and all-around flew off the handle, gave him boss a hell of a run for his money and let the Fox News hosts seemingly taken aback, trying to clean up the interview before the people in the white vans showed up for them all.
As I’m sure every reputable news outlet across the board has determined it’s always risky to allow Rudy, the man who used to be a mayor and was once voted Times “Man of the Year” only to be reduced to a babbling Trump parrot, to come on their network for any reason. And it looked as though Fox News was certainly reminded of that today, as they looked on in what appeared to be complete and utter horror as Rudy went to town.
“The man [Biden] has dementia. There’s no doubt about it. I’ve talked to doctors. I’ve had them look at a hundred different tapes of his five years ago and today,” Rudy spouted with an unsettling cackle. Host Steve Doocy tried to recover, interrupting with a reminder that Biden’s team has guaranteed mental sharpness in the former VP.
But Rudy simply uttered a noise that wasn’t of this earth before starting back in, “He can’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance and he’s fine? He was in the Senate for 160 years? I mean, he can’t do the prologue to the… to the… con… to the… uh… Constitution of the United States or the Declaration of Independence, any of them.”
Giuliani’s volume only increased as he continued to lose his marbles on screen, “He can’t do NUMBERS. Wow, are the numbers screwed up. He actually displays symptoms that two gerontologists told me are classic symptoms of middle level dementia.”
Doocy and co-host Ainsley Earhardt responded to the former mayor’s comment with a mouse-like “right” as Brian Kilmeade just blinked a lot. But that didn’t stop Rudy either.
Rudy kept on truckin’, “That’s when [Biden] does that ‘I pledge allegiance to the United States… uh… uh… um… I think,’ he’s done that twice. That’s a classic symptom in the DSM-V, it’s the fifth symptom, of dementia, he’s got eight of the 10.”
All of a sudden, Giuliani seemed to suddenly remember why he was there in the first place, Look, that isn’t the debate. He can get through it. I think the president is quite right to say maybe he’s taken Adderall or some kind of attention deficit disorder thing.”
The attorney and former mayor began to list random prescription brands like pulling rabbits out of a hat before it finally seemed that Kilmeade had enough, “None of us are doctors, that is your opinion.”
Rudy wasn’t having that, pushing back on Kilmeade’s response by claiming that some very professional-sounding doctors he knows have the same opinion. However, Kilmeade was done. Interrupting the manic mayor for the first time in the interview, Brain stated, “We can stay away from that,” with a pretty clear air of exasperation in his voice as Earhardt switched lanes into the Supreme Court.
The next time you hear the narrative that Biden is mentally dull, take a look at who’s spewing it.
You can watch the clip here:
Rudy Giuliani – muttering, sputtering, going off on tangents, not finishing his thoughts – has the nerve to attack someone else’s mental acuity.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 29, 2020
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