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Trump considers benching Giuliani from doing TV interviews

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Hardly surprising. Been a real show from the start. Giuliani hasn't practiced law in two decades, he had no business representing Trump.

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Trump has no business being a leader, pick a lawyer sack a lawyer. Actions can not always be defended.

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And..... right back to anti-trump, just like nothing all even happened tonight in NY.

A+ to the writer though, he was able to get Stormy in there 4 times in case we hadn’t heard of her yet. Even got not one, not two but Three Scaramucchis! Great job!

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Rudy sounds a bit crazy.

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I’m over Giuliani by now. He is doing exactly what he is supposed to be doing. Nothing more to talk about him.

Just makes me laugh how these people write the same article everyday acting like we don’t know who Stormy Daniels is by now.

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Lol to that.trump's chump is flailing pitifully in trying to explain the "facts." Randy Rudy is almost as bad a train wreck as he is.Still will be mercifully put out to pasture by month's end. The two seventy +s are just losing the plot and that's a clear fact.

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two people familiar with the president's thinking 

Wow! That must be a fun job.

Does Trump think before he hires guys like RG?

Perhaps I should one of those two people.

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Monday, yesterday, Trump removed Rudy Giuliani from his medical team and appointed him the White House doctor.

Giuliani became the first White House doctor in history not to possess a medical degree.

He wasn't much use to Trump has a lawyer brought on board to extinguish the Stormy and Meuller cases but instead knew kerosene on them and started his own round of TV shows. Giuliani's reality now completing with Trump's version.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, pushed back against the criticism of Giuliani’s nonexistent medical credentials. “Rudolph Giuliani is every bit as qualified to be a doctor as he is to be a lawyer,” she said.

Don't worry it turned out to be a satire from the Borowitch Report, on the New Yorker.

Could be so real though.

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-removes-giuliani-from-legal-team-by-naming-him-new-white-house-doctor

Giuliani only joined the Trump legal team in mid April and has already grabbed really more headlines than his master.

I heard that Giuliani's NY law firm has asked Trump to keep him.

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Hannity was scolded for talking off message.... Funneled, another one of those water words implying something bad about money: drained, liquidated, siphoned, milked, channeled. A poor choice of words to be used by Hannity, and then repeated by the aged and dull Giuliani.

Damn it is hard to keep the lies straight when so many people are lying.

They should write them down or record them so that they can remember and be on the same page.

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A+ to the writer though, he was able to get Stormy in there 4 times in case we hadn’t heard of her yet.

They also got 'Trump' in there 24 times, which is A++ because we haven't heard of him either, have we?

Nothing more to talk about him.

"Please make this news go away" time again is it? Seems quite a regular moan these days from many folk.

Quite a week from RG; a creepy interview, regime change in Iran, NK hostages, funneled money, Stormy (sorry for mentioning her again), Russia probe. Plenty to talk about, more than plenty!

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Bench Trump instead.

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Rudy sounds a bit crazy.

I know not sounds.

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"hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels"

Are we still on this? Oh, well, we're still on Russian collusion too, so... 

Oh my...

Steyn's take: Media obsession with Stormy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7dC0W0bfwI

Oh yeah, and Trump/Pence 2020

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Giuliani fails to impress anyone...but still he blunders on. Keep it up, Rudy...you are making it easier and easier for Mueller and we all thank you!

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If not to be a mouthpiece, why the hell did they hire him?

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Crazy: "Keep it up, Rudy...you are making it easier and easier for Mueller and we all thank you!"

Oh my...

Mueller probe suffers two major blows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz39nKTzDw0

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bass4funk: So, now, who's right here... the "genius" Trump chose to represent him after the other lawyer's jumped ship and whom you praised as Trump's saviour in legal matters? or Trump, if and when he does bench and probably fail your genius?

Serrano: "Oh my..."

We know you're really hurting, Serrano. I mean, just the other day you were begging people to "stop picking on the president!" and talking about how tough it was, so I have no doubt you guys now having to admit Giuliani was a massive mistake has got you desperately making YouTube videos you can post, but still. There there, bud. There, there.

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Just as I was starting to enjoy the show too.

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Taro Aso could take the role of Trump spokesman on.  He has a way with words.

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We need a Taro Aso vs. Rudy Giuliani Epic Rap Battles of History.

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Westwing, Eastwing, broom closet.....this will give great TV / web series in the future that may dwarf House of Cards :)

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Just makes me laugh how these people write the same article everyday acting like we don’t know who Stormy Daniels is by now.

They do that because some people remain in denial :)

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Blacklabel, that's twice you have brought up Stormy Daniels. I had forgotten she was buried in the article till you dug her out.

Guliani reminds me of Baldrick in Blackadder, though, "I have a cunning plan!"

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*Hannity was scolded for talking off message....  Funneled, *

Schooled by whom?

another one of those water words implying something bad about money: drained, liquidated, siphoned, milked, channeled. A poor choice of words to be used by Hannity, and then repeated by the aged and dull Giuliani.

Dull? Most lawyers wish they could have had the record that Giuliani had in transforming one of the biggest cities in the world that was once the murder capital of world to one of the safest cities and now that’s changed since DeBlasio the clown and his disastrous liberal policies are turning the clock and we are seeing the city once again sliding back into chaos. Ahhhh...liberals.

Damn it is hard to keep the lies straight when so many people are lying.

They should write them down or record them so that they can remember and be on the same page.

Hmmmm...if the media and the left would be more concerned about real important stories instead of a failed has been porn star,

So, now, who's right here... the "genius" Trump chose to represent him after the other lawyer's jumped ship and whom you praised as Trump's saviour in legal matters? or Trump, if and when he does bench and probably fail your genius?

I really don’t know and to be honest, I don’t care, because if Stormy is the only thing Mueller has, the only ace up his sleeve, then Trump should be more than fine.

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Schooled by whom?

Scolded, not schooled. If only you had been either as a child...

we are seeing the city once again sliding back into chaos.

That's funny, a week ago Trumpions were talking about how NY is safer than London. Now suddenly, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

if the media and the left would be more concerned about real important stories instead of a failed has been porn star,

Ah yes, another member of the "Please make the bad news go away" team is here. Welcome!

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Yep. Stormy is all Mueller has. You guys should be good.

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Scolded, not schooled. If only you had been either as a child...

I feel exactly the same about the insane left.

That's funny, a week ago Trumpions were talking about how NY is safer than London. Now suddenly, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

In regards to radical Islam, it is, but in regards to domestic and social issues, homelessness, rising petty crimes, people urinating and dedicating on the streets, stoping search and frisk programs, going amok with illegal immigration etc., etc....

Ah yes, another member of the "Please make the bad news go away" team is here. Welcome.

Bad News?? What bad news? How about some REAL news....just for once?

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Yep. Stormy is all Mueller has. You guys should be good

Then Tump should be better than fine. Mueller, keep casting that lure...ROFL

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Trump likes to weave chaos. Guiliana’s performances could be intended to just bring more chaos to the mix. From a PR stand point it could work. People are fatigued. Truth has become essentially irrelevant. No one trusts anyone to be bringing the true facts out.

But from a legal stand point it won’t be so easy. At some point the facts will be nailed down.

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Seems like President Trump should hire Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Just 1 small problem with that plan.

Just wish they could find something that would force impeachment and get the senate to find El Presidente guilty already.

All the Trump hyperbole gets old.

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How about some REAL news....just for once?

Such as? There's a button on your remote control that can help you with that Bass.

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Giuliano and Trump - two gifts from God! Yeah, Sarah Palin was right - sent from God - to provide comic relief (and drag down and destroy the Republican Party at the same time).

Hang on, I'm just off to get more popcorn. It's run out already!

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Such as?

Something that has an impact on people’s lives, you know like, food, jobs, social security, illegal immigration, job growth, lowering taxes, the things that people rightfully worry about. A failed porn star doesn’t cut it.

There's a button on your remote control that can help you with that Bass.

Can’t find it.

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So once again, more boring,stupid and unimportant gossip news from team Mueller. Yaaaawn.

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Something that has an impact on people’s lives,

I agree, it would be great if the media could do that. But that should be 'your' media too, no? American media has been in the gutter for a long time, Trump just feeds it with his lies and insults.

A failed porn star doesn’t cut it.

This would have been over months ago if your captain hadn't made such an incredible mess of it with his duplicity. Nobody cares that much about his adultery, it's the lies and cover ups that keep the story fresh and juicy. Rudy has just helped to keep it front & centre for a few more days.

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I agree, it would be great if the media could do that. But that should be 'your' media too, no? American media has been in the gutter for a long time,

True.

Trump just feeds it with his lies and insults.

Some of it is self-inflicted, but most of it is driven by the MSM because everything he does well or accomplishes, they gloss over, so the liberal media has a choice and they choose to be the opposition force which is something I have never seen before in my adult career. The left just basically decided that all of the news domestic or international are not important

This would have been over months ago if your captain hadn't made such an incredible mess of it with his duplicity.

Why? Was no one’s business, it was a private matter. But back in 1998 with Clinton and Lewinsky anyone that brought the affair up shut down and told it was just sex nothing more and every liberal shrugged their shoulders and demanded to move on.

Nobody cares that much about his adultery, it's the lies and cover ups that keep the story fresh and juicy.

Again, for the haters that have nothing to do but continuously sulk about the election results and try to find ways to undo it...good luck. But just like with Clinton. The Presidents poll and popularity numbers are rising and the constant battering of the story is starting to galvanize his base and even independents

Rudy has just helped to keep it front & centre for a few more days

Exactly, a few more days and hopefully we can get back to some serious news

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This whole administration is beyond farcical. Thankfully we have SNL to help remind us that even Trump and his cronies can't last forever.

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Exactly, a few more days and hopefully we can get back to some serious news

Amen to that. But it won't. Trump actively tries to lie to, insult and ostracize any media outlet our person that dares to challenge him or question his authority. Not the way to get your good work across to anyone except for those who didn't vote for him. He just doesn't have the mental calibre or temperament for this job, and whether it be another 2 years or 6, it's just gonna be chaos until the end. Be it CNN, Fox or Infowars, they wouldn't wish it any other way.

Why? Was no one’s business, it was a private matter.

It could have stayed that way if he, Rudy, Conway and a whole host of muppets hadn't made such a mess of it all.

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Bass: MSM because everything he does well or accomplishes, they gloss over, so the liberal media has a choice and they choose to be the opposition force which is something I have never seen before in my adult career. 

You publically supported and promoted a theory that Obama was not born in America.

Tell me all about glossing over accomplishments.

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Right. Who was it that hired Rudy in the first place? Jared? Ivanka? Don Jr? Michael Cohen? Ty Cobb? the "fake media"?

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Exactly, a few more days and hopefully we can get back to some serious news

'cos lying sexual predators lying to the electorate isn't serious. At all.

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No, please!! Don't bench him -- in fact, have him do lots and lots MORE interviews! He is great -- Comical Ali the 2nd!

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How could Trump bench Giuliani from media while he himself has consistently tweeted out-of-place messages causing enormous headache for the White House? The hiring and firing saga in Trump's team will surely end when Trump is impeached. The USA deserves a decent president not a clown like Trump.

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A failed porn star doesn’t cut it.

Bass - She isn't failed. She just aged-out from mainstream ... uh, so I've heard.

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He should not be benched, I think he is doing an excellent job! :-)

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