The circus that is the Trump administration is rapidly spiralling out of control. Earlier this week, Trump sent one of his barely-trained animals, Rudy Giuliani, onto Fox News for an interview with far-right propagandist Sean Hannity.
During the television segment, Giuliani made the stunning admission that not only did Trump know about the $130,000 hush money that Michael Cohen paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels, he reimbursed him for it. It was a direct refutation of Trump’s previous mendacious claims that he knew nothing about the payments.
Today, in a shoddy attempt at damage control, Giuliani released a statement trying to clean up his Hannity comments.
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“These are my views. First: There is no campaign violation. The payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the President’s family. It would have been done in any event, whether he was a candidate or not,” Giuliani began, before devolving into an incoherent, rambling mess.
Michael Avenatti, the outspoken lawyer for Stormy Daniels, was less than impressed with the former NYC mayor.
Avenatti took to Twitter and accused Trump and Giuliani of “making it up as they go along,” an apt description of the administration’s behavior given the fact that they continue to lie, walk back their lies, then lie again. They absolutely can’t be trusted.
Avenatti also invoked the old adage “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Few quotes encapsulate the unmitigated disaster of the Trump presidency so well.
These opportunists and charlatans continue to litter their surroundings with lies only to end up tripping over those same lies as they rework their narratives on the fly. They’re wholly incompetent and the fact that they think so little of the American people and their credulity should disqualify them from government service for life.
Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Trump are making it up as they go along. Never before has that old adage been more appropriate: “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” – W. Scott. How stupid do they think all of us are? #basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 4, 2018