Behold the Great Rudy Giuliani Apology Tour

Remember all that weird stuff Rudy Giuliani spouted on Wednesday? The following morning Donald Trump wholeheartedly agreed with it, but the two of them must have gotten a very stern talking-to later in the day. Today Giuliani took it all back.

Trump knowing about the Stormy Daniels hush money? Inoperative.

The hush money being related to the campaign? Not at all. It would have happened regardless.

Trump firing James Comey because he wouldn’t publicly exonerate Trump? He misspoke.

Trump himself, of course, is now pretending that he never concocted this idiot plan with Rudy and that Rudy just screwed up when he went on TV:

What an incredible bunch of morons. I guess what I’m really curious about is why they didn’t just fess up about the hush money in the first place, declare it as a campaign expense, and then pay whatever fine the FEC levied? It’s a fine. Who cares? Instead they’ve gotten themselves mired in a fantastical string of lies that change every day and are now threatening to derail Trump’s presidency.

I dunno. They’re morons. I guess that’s all the explanation we need.

Dear Reader,

This feels like the most important fundraising drive since I've been CEO of Mother Jones, with staggeringly high stakes and so much uncertainty. In "News Is Just Like Waste Management," I try to unpack the reality we all face and how we can rise to the challenge. If you're able to, this is a critical moment to support Mother Jones’ nonprofit journalism: We need to raise $400,000 to help cover the vital reporting projects we have planned, and right now is no time to pull back.

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones

Dear Reader,

This feels like the most important fundraising drive since I've been CEO of Mother Jones, with staggeringly high stakes and so much uncertainty. In "News Is Just Like Waste Management," I try to unpack the reality we all face and how we can rise to the challenge. If you're able to, this is a critical moment to support Mother Jones’ nonprofit journalism: We need to raise $400,000 to help cover the vital reporting projects we have planned, and right now is no time to pull back.

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate