Giuliani Loses Control During Psychotic ‘Fox News Sunday’ Debacle


President Donald Trump and his allies have been consistently claiming the existence of some kind of terrible fraud in the recently concluded presidential election, but they’ve yet to produce any meaningful evidence of their claims. There’s no indication that any kind of system-threatening fraud unfolded, and the Department of Homeland Security itself — which isn’t exactly a fringe source — has characterized the recent election as the “most secure in American history.” Nevertheless, during a pair of weekend appearances on Fox News, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell (a lawyer for Trump) desperately tried to prop up the false idea that the recent election was marked by cheating.

Discussing supposed evidence of his claims of election fraud, Giuliani said that “the reality is that I would be surprised if Philadelphia didn’t cheat in this election. They’ve done it in the last 60 years.” In other words, the Trump team’s so-called case against the election results seems to boil down to little more than a conspiratorial hunch. To be clear: there’s no basis for Giuliani’s suggestion that Philadelphia authorities have spent decades cheating in elections. In reality, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) recently noted that some of the Trump team’s election challenges seem to be rooted in racism. Philadelphia and Detroit — which the Trump team has frequently singled out — both have substantial Black populations.

During his time on Sunday Morning Futures, a clip of Giuliani seeming to re-enact the imaginary creation of fraudulent ballots took off across social media. Trump allies have claimed that the appearance of voters who only participated in the presidential race suggests fraud, because — supposedly — the ballots were actually speedily and fraudulently filled out to prop up Joe Biden, without regard to the other races. There’s no meaningful evidence for this claim, which is yet again based in conspiratorial conjecture. At this point, the president’s allies might as well be claiming that Martians have invaded Montana.

Watch Giuliani’s comments below:

During the same episode of Sunday Morning Futures, Trump lawyer Sidney Powell claimed that “President Trump won not just by hundreds of thousands of votes, but by millions of votes,” which is simply entirely false. Every credible source that has weighed in seems to disagree with the Trump team’s assessment. No court has yet validated their claims of systematic fraud, world leaders have already congratulated Biden for his win, and the Department of Homeland Security itself didn’t exactly sound uncertain when they described the recent election as the “most secure in American history.”

After host Maria Bartiromo subsequently asked Powell how she would prove her claims that the election had been stolen from Trump, Powell said that she’s “not going to tell on national TV what all we have.” Watch her dubiously conspiratorial comments below: