Rudy Giuliani Says “Truth Isn’t Truth” On ‘Meet The Press,’ Twitter Mocks Trump’s Lawyer [VIDEO]
On Monday, Giuliani tweeted the following clarification of his remark:
My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic “he said,she said” puzzle. Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 20, 2018
Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump‘s lawyers, was explaining his concerns over special counsel Robert Mueller potentially interviewing Trump as part of the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government.
“Look, I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury,” Giuliani said of Trump on Meet the Press. “And when you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth.”
At that point, Todd interrupted the former prosecutor and said: “Truth is truth. I don’t mean to go like…”
Giuliani then interjected by dismissing Todd’s rebuttal and saying: “No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth. The President of the United States says, ‘I didn’t…'”
“Truth isn’t truth? Mr. Mayor, do you realize what I…”
After laughing nervously and putting his head down to his hand, Todd simply added: “Mr. Mayor, this is going to become a bad meme.”
Giuliani: “Truth isn’t truth” pic.twitter.com/U5uErcLIJn
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 19, 2018
The Meet the Press host wasn’t entirely wrong, as Twitter users almost immediately began mocking Giuliani for his comments, which many said were reminiscent of the world created by George Orwell in 1984.
Rudy Giuliani: “Truth isn’t truth.” Try that one with a jury. https://t.co/LEexBm5YEw
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) August 19, 2018
Truth exists and truth matters. Truth has always been the touchstone of our country’s justice system and political life. People who lie are held accountable. If we are untethered to truth, our justice system cannot function and a society based on the rule of law dissolves.
— James Comey (@Comey) August 19, 2018
Let’s not forget that Rudy Giuliani–old Mr. Truth Isn’t Truth–worked for Purdue Pharma in 2002. Thanks in part to his efforts, sales of OxyContin continued, and the opioid epidemic was born. Just another rat thriving in the swamp Trump promised to drain.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 19, 2018
“Truth isn’t Truth” – It is as if Rudy Giuliani revels in writing the book titles for the historians of the future who will have to try to make sense of this President and all that is transpiring under his Administration.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 19, 2018
Don’t ever let Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani or the GOP tell you that the TRUTH doesn’t matter. The reason they spend so much time attacking the FBI, Media and Mueller probe is because the TRUTH is exposing their corruption and can send them to jail. #TheTruthMatters #VoteForTruth
— Ryan Knight 🌊 (@ProudResister) August 19, 2018
Today, Giuliani added to Orwell’s liturgy:
War is Peace.
Slavery is Freedom.
Ignorance is Strength.
Truth isn’t Truth. https://t.co/3M0q3Unlmp
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 19, 2018
The statement by Rudy Giuliani that “truth isn’t truth” is another step towards authoritarianism. It also reminds us of Nixon’s defense that “when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.”
Does this make you angry? Scared? If so, vote this Nov & get others to vote. https://t.co/gz9ixcYxVC
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 19, 2018
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
— George Orwell
“Truth is not truth.”
— Rudy Giuliani
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) August 19, 2018
— BlueVotr (@BlueVotr) August 19, 2018
— Tim Burnell (@Timmyballgame) August 19, 2018
Dear Rudy Giuliani – Truth is Truth. Lies are lies. And stupid is stupid.#SundayFunday
— John Lundin 🌊 (@johnlundin) August 19, 2018