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Melania Trump's Spokeswoman Reveals Giuliani Has No Idea What He's Talking About—And Everyone Else Seems to Agree

June 7, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Rudy Giuliani is being rebuked on all sides.


Since Rudy Giuliani became President Donald Trump's lawyer, he's made a lot of wild and outrageous claims. And many of them, it turns out, are just not true.

The former New York mayor faced a stern rebuke on Thursday from a spokeswoman of First Lady Melania Trump on the topic of the president's alleged affair with Stephanie Clifford, who is better known as porn star Stormy Daniels. The day before, Giuliani had claimed that the first lady didn't believe Clifford and trusts her husband when he says the affair never happened.

But when New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked the first lady's spokeswoman about these claims, she said: “I don't believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani.”

CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins noted in response to the spokeswoman's comment: “He's not exactly popular in the White House…”

It wasn't even clear why Giuliani was discussing the Clifford affair in the first place — his role is to serve as Trump's defense in the Russia investigation. But Giuliani arguably made an even bigger misstep when it came to another topic even further outside his purview: North Korea.

This week, Giuliani claimed that the country's leader Kim Jong begged Trump “on his hands and knees” to go to the canceled Singapore summit. 

When asked about these comments Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likewise dismissed Giuliani's comments and said he was “not being serious.”

“Rudy doesn’t speak for the administration when it comes this negotiation,” Pompeo said.

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