Rudy Giuliani really is off the rails. If you’re just now tuning in, Giuliani gave an exclusive interview to New York Magazine, which was published Monday. In it, he proselytized a lot of conspiracy theories, but the one that struck the most resounding chord was the one about George Soros controlling ambassadors and FBI agents, coupled with his allegations that Soros is “hardly a Jew.” Not surprisingly, the Anti-Defamation league was swift in descending and calling Giuliani out. Daily Beast: In a statement to The Daily Beast, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said: “Mr. Giuliani’s assertion that George Soros controls US Ambassadors, employs FBI agents and is ‘hardly a Jew’ is baffling and offensive. Let’s be crystal clear: Mr. Giuliani is not the arbiter of who is Jewish and who is not, or what is anti-Semitic and what is not. “For decades, George Soros’ philanthropy has been used as fodder for outsized anti-Semitic conspiracy theories insisting there exists Jewish control and manipulation of countries and global events. Mr. Giuliani should apologize and retract his comments immediately, unless he seeks to dog whistle to hardcore anti-Semites and white supremacists who believe this garbage.” Giuliani, meanwhile, apparently is standing by his comments. Asked by NBC News if his comments were made in jest, the ex-mayor texted back: “I’m more Jewish than half my friends.” It goes without saying that anti-Semitism is very ugly. Guccifer 2.0, when not busy providing Wikileaks with hacked DNC emails, had a field day blaming George Soros for “almost every revolution and coup around the world for the past 25 years.” And you remember Trump accusing Soros of paying for “professionally made identical signs” opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Very simply put, Rudy Giuliani is out of control. It’s not surprising that he’s not allowed on Fox News to speak for Trump any more. He shouldn’t be opening his mouth to the press at all. If the New York Magazine interview was any indication, he is not well either physically or mentally, drooling and bouncing off walls, with his fly open, spouting conspiracy theory and forgetting his phone. Even by Trump standards, Giuliani has lost it, and Trump himself is rambling on about toilets and windmills these days. Giuliani sounds nuts. The New York Magazine reporter who interviewed him, Olivia Nuzzi, told him he sounded crazy when he was ranting about George Soros and Marie Yovanovich, and he just kept going. Either he doesn’t know where the line between reality and make believe is drawn, or he doesn’t care anymore, and just wants to tell wild stories, because he believes it’s in his and Donald Trump’s best interests to do so. Ivanka Trump said that Giuliani was a “great man” Sunday and Donald Trump has called him a “great warrior for justice” but great big loose cannon ready to go boom, is really a more accurate descriptor. But maybe the Trumps will choose to keep Giuliani around, for reasons known only to them. That “insurance policy” he touts must really be something.
Sometimes people in Washington get it plain wrong!
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