Giuliani casts blame on Gingrich for talk of Trump 'intervention'
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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday cast blame on former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) for reports that top Republicans and political allies to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE were planning an "intervention" with the candidate.

"So first of all I find the word intervention completely out of line," Giuliani said Thursday on Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria," according to a transcript of the interview from a CBS News reporter.


"That word, I think, honestly I love him dearly, but I think that word was used by Newt in a memo that got around."

Giuliani said intervention is a "ridiculous word" to use.

"An intervention is for a drug addict and it's for someone who's an alcoholic and I've had to do them with people at times," he said.

"There's nothing wrong with them, if that's the case. Donald Trump doesn't drink or smoke, by the way. We don't have that problem."

Giuliani said he meets with Trump regularly to talk about issues and sometimes make changes.

"It is not that different than any campaign I have ever been in, including my own, in which I made changes probably 20 times," he said.

"It's an evolving campaign."

Reports surfaced Wednesday that Giuliani, Gingrich and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus were among those plotting an "intervention" with the GOP nominee after days of political firestorm that enveloped the candidate's campaign.

Gingrich on Wednesday said he knew nothing about the reports.

"Not me," Gingrich said in an email to The Washington Post when he was asked if he was involved in an upcoming meeting.