Date: July 05, 2022
“Newsmax host Greg Kelly could barely contain his laughter during an interview with Rudy Giuliani as the former New York City mayor retold the story about how he was viciously “assaulted” at a store over the weekend. As the clip of the incident played, Giuliani tried to claim that the slap was actually much worse than it looked on video, even though he appears to be suffering no lingering effects from it. Farron Cousins discusses this.
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Former New York city mayor Rudy Giuliani was allowed to go on news max during prime time on Greg Kelly’s top rated show on the network to talk about the brutal assault that he suffered at the hands of a, uh, ShopRite employee over the weekend. And as Giuliani was recanting the tail, by the way, they were also showing the video of what happened while GII was talking about this vicious attack. Host, Greg Kelly did everything he could to contain his laughter. So take a look at this clip from news Max’s Greg Kelly, talking to Rudy Giuliani, laughing in his face about Giuliani’s version of the story. Here it is.
Let me see the video. If you don’t mind, uh, this person with the hand on your back, I gotta be honest. It doesn’t look that bad, but I, I understand that looks gonna be deceiving.
You know, that that was, that was the woman who was rubbing my back, not the guy who lit me, but you’re watching. So the woman that woman, uh, gave a statement to the police, that the guy hit me so hard that she herself almost fell from the reverberation of it. She’s a city worker. There’s a second grade detective that that’s, that’s the lady who, uh, helped me.
Oh, right. Good. Now that makes sense. Uh, well look, I’m I’m I’m I’m I’m sorry. You were roughed up, but uh, campaign trail is CRA,
You know, Greg, I kind of have the same reaction to that. You know, you sit here and you wanna laugh. You just wanna belt out a good belly laugh, right. Because it’s hilarious, but you’re sitting there letting Rudy Giuliani speak over this footage and lie about what we’re watching right there on TV. I know you wanna laugh. It is super funny. But at the same time you are letting him lie. He’s like you see that woman there, like she almost fell down too. No, she didn’t. No, she, 100% did not. We can clearly see that in the video, Rudy. And then he tries to make it sound when Greg Kelly was like, honestly, didn’t look too bad. And Juliana was like, well, no, no, no. That’s the lady that’s rubbing me as if you’re a child and you just got a boo boo. And she has to be like, sh it’s.
Okay. It’s okay, baby. It’s all. It’s all right. You’re okay. Like that’s basically what that woman was doing, but Giuliani tried to make it seem like, oh no, no, she’s not the one who slapped me when Greg Kelly was like, yeah, it doesn’t look that bad. Rudy. In fact, now that the video has emerged, of course, the individual who, you know, performed the slap, uh, has had the charges against him downgraded, uh, a bit, it’s now a third degree assault instead of a second degree, uh, still facing of course, allegations of harassment and verbal abuse. Um, but here’s the thing, unless the individual, right that 39 year old ShopRite employee, unless he pleads guilty or no contest, this thing is going to trial. This will go to a trial and Giuliani will have to appear. I mean, he is the accuser in this situation and constitutionally, the ShopRite employee has the constitutional right to face his accuser in court.
So Giuliani’s gonna have to show up, he’s gonna tell his ridiculous little story. He’s gonna lie his face off under oath. And the jury is gonna hear all of that. This individual will, of course eventually be acquitted. I, I have like no doubt about that whatsoever. Cuz Giuliani will have to get up there. He will probably have to take the stand. And that is the point where this entire prosecution will completely fall apart. And it will look as ridiculous to the eyes of that jury as it does to everybody that has watched that clip and listen to Giuliani over exaggerate. Every single thing that happened, not to mention the fact that the day after it happened, you know, when Giti described it as like a Boulder hitting him in the back, he’s out there doing campaigning, he’s standing up, he’s yelling, he’s, you know, hooting and hollering doing all these crazy things.
We’ve seen the video, he’s fine. He was not injured. And yes, in a court of law, the video of what happened the next day, him being perfectly fine is also going to prove that he did not suffer any serious, uh, injury, which could weigh in the minds of the jury. It would definitely weigh in their minds if this was a civil action. If Giuliani tried to Sue this individual.”