Giuliani: Trump wants me to do more TV interviews

Giuliani: Trump wants me to do more TV interviews
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Rudy Giuliani claimed Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE wants him to do more television interviews.

The comment contradicts a report that Trump is considering blocking Giuliani from more media appearances after a series of controversial interviews in recent days.

“The president is encouraging me to do more of them. I try to keep them under control,” Giuliani told NBC News's Kristen Welker.

He added that Trump feels the interviews have “organized his supporters” and that the president is “very comfortable” with the strategy.

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Giuliani, the newest addition to Trump’s legal team, raised eyebrows last week after he said during an interview that Trump reimbursed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels to keep her claims of an affair with the president quiet.

The claim contradicted Trump’s past statements that he was unaware of the payment.

Trump responded to that interview by saying that Giuliani was new to the team and would eventually “get his facts straight.”

Giuliani later issued a statement to “clarify” his comments, saying he had not described when Trump knew about what the payment was for.

The Associated Press reported Monday that Trump has been frustrated with Giuliani’s public comments, but is not considering firing him. Giuliani also denied such reports on Tuesday, telling NBC News he and the president have been friends for 30 years and are on the same page on strategy.