Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s ever-vociferous mouthpiece, is apparently feeling most unappreciated for all he did on behalf of his boss to
put him in danger of being impeached dig up dirt on one of his rivals for the Oval Office, and says history will prove him right, damnit!
“Anything I did should be praised,” Giuliani ranted in an interview Thursday with The Atlantic.
What he did was get himself and boss Trump implicated in a whistleblower’s complaint that alleges Trump wrongly used the power of his office to pressure a foreign power (Ukraine) to try to get something of benefit to himself (dirt on Joe Biden, one of his Democratic rivals threatening his re-election hopes).
As Thursday ended with congressional lawmakers referring to the unnamed whistleblower in heroic terms for bravely coming forward with the accusations, an outraged Giuliani told The Atlantic:
“It is impossible that the whistle-blower is a hero and I’m not. And I will be the hero! These morons—when this is over, I will be the hero. [...]
“I’m not acting as a lawyer. I’m acting as someone who has devoted most of his life to straightening out government,” he continued, sounding out of breath. “Anything I did should be praised.”
As The Atlantic notes, Trump loyalist Giuliani has regularly trafficked in right-wing talking points, including those about alleged corruption by the Biden family. But since the Pandora’s box ripped open after the release of the whistleblower’s take on a July phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s president, some of Giuliani’s GOP supporters are distancing themselves, as The Atlantic reports:
[Thursday] morning, a former senior White House official told me this “entire thing,” referring to the Ukraine scandal, was “Rudy putting shit in Trump’s head.” A senior House Republican aide bashed Giuliani, telling me he was a “moron.” Both individuals spoke on condition of anonymity in order to be candid.
Giuliani’s response was basically, “Whateva”:
“They’re a bunch of cowards,” the former New York City mayor said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. The president knows they’re a bunch of cowards.”
And he just dug in on his Biden bait. Per the magazine:
He continued to stress that “all his facts” were “true” about the Bidens, though there is no evidence so far that they are. Giuliani argued the reason his attempts to root out corruption were front-page news, and not the alleged corruption itself, was because “the press idolizes Joe Biden and despises Donald Trump.”
This saga will definitely continue.