Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been at the front of the news cycle for some time at this point, having taken on a role as a lawyer for President Donald Trump earlier this year.
In the time since, he has achieved notoriety for the belligerence with which he has conducted himself in media appearances, having made what was perhaps his first mark to that effect when he revealed on Fox News that the president had reimbursed his lawyer Michael Cohen for a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels after all.
Now, he’s making the rounds on social media for a different reason. He went to Israel this week for a business conference, and while there, he was caught on tape dancing to some EDM music with some random people at a popular Jerusalem marketplace.
Footage of the moment was posted to social media by reporter Yael Friedson, and you can check it out below.
רודי ג’וליאני עושה את ירושלים, היום במחניודה. pic.twitter.com/jZkGKSg94a
— Yael Freidson (@YaelFreidson) June 6, 2018
The song playing was apparently the Major Lazer tune “Watch Out For This,” and in the video above, Giuliani can be seen waving a towel of sorts over his head while he dances with the other people present.
Major Lazer actually responded to the video.
In a Twitter message, the group wrote:
‘We always say we make music for everybody, but rudy giuliani dancing to it waving that napkin everywhere is really pushing the limit.’
we always say we make music for everybody, but rudy giuliani dancing to it waving that napkin everywhere is really pushing the limit pic.twitter.com/8unPDno5q0
— MAJOR LAZER (@MAJORLAZER) June 6, 2018
This bizarre moment is one of many that marked Giuliani’s time overseas. While at the aforementioned conference, he went after everyone from Stormy Daniels — the adult film star who was paid off by Michael Cohen — to the various individuals involved with the Russia investigation.
Thanks to their absurdity and provocativeness, Giuliani’s words mostly speak for themselves.
Of Daniels — whose given name is Stephanie Clifford — Giuliani commented:
‘When you look at Stormy Daniels… I know Donald Trump and look at his three wives. Beautiful women, classy women, women of great substance. Stormy Daniels? Explain to me how she could be damaged. I mean, she has no reputation. If you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation.’
It’s deeply ironic for Giuliani to suggest that Daniels’ chosen line of work leaves her without a reputation to tarnish when it’s not as though his own boss and apparent idol of some sorts has established himself as a moral guiding light. Donald Trump is credibly accused of sexual harassment and/or assault by numerous women, and yet Giuliani thinks that Daniels is the one without a good reputation.
Besides his comments against Daniels while in Israel, he also, as mentioned, spoke out against the individuals involved with the Russia investigation led by Department of Justice-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
He claimed investigators to be aiming to “frame” Trump, although it’s not as though they have made up the various condemning pieces of evidence against the president’s team. Part of that evidence is in the form of an array of meetings that Trump associates had with foreign interests.
What is true, though, is that no matter how much of a good time Giuliani wants to try and have while in Israel, back in the United States, the facts of the Russia investigation remain in full force.
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