Rudy Giuliani went on CNN just before the third presidential debate to try and dismiss accusations against Donald Trump. Despite the fact that both the interviewer and Mark Cuban personally knew someone who had been sexually harassed by Trump, Giuliani continued to casually dismiss all wrong-doing on Trump’s part based on the simple fact that he and Trump are friends.
He suggested that the whole group of women making accusations used similar language as if it was scripted:
And then these women come forward, all of the sudden, kind of orchestrated, all at the same time, using kind of a scrip, all the same thing: groping groping groping.
He then claimed that “very little attention has been given” to the witness that corroborates Trump’s version of the events. The man he was referring to is Anthony Gilberthorpe; a British man who has a history of lying about politicians and may have run an underage sex ring according to his own admission. Obviously a very credible source.
Later in the video, he tries to compare Trump’s sexual misconduct to that of Bill Clinton. He seemed to legitimately have trouble understanding that Hillary and Bill are not the same person. Almost as if it was … scripted. Mark Cuban didn’t let him get away with any of his usual nonsense and at one point called him a liar outright.
When Giuliani couldn’t get around the issue effectively he began to deflect by talking about taxes and trade deals. But even there Mark Cuban laced into him at every turn. Cuban reminded Giuliani that Trump’s economic plan would spend just as much as Clinton’s but would raise the deficit substantially by giving tax breaks to the wealthy. To which Giuliani dismissed by suggesting that Trump would engage in some sort of trade magic that would solve everything.
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