Giuliani biographer: He's 'a drama machine'

Rudy Giuliani biographer and former New York journalist Andrew Kirtzman calls President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE's lawyer a "drama machine" in a new interview, arguing it explains his media appearances that have caused major headlines in recent days.

Kirtzman explained in an interview on MSNBC that a "perpetual hurricane" of press coverage follows Giuliani, who he says will only leave Trump's personal legal team if the president fires him.

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“Well, you know, Rudy Giuliani is a drama machine,” Kirtzman told MSNBC. “There is kind of a perpetual hurricane of drama that follows him wherever he goes.”

“I think Giuliani wanted this badly," he continued. "He likes the limelight he’s getting. I think the only way Giuliani leaves is if Trump fires him, Trump makes him leave.”

Giuliani shocked many in Washington earlier this month when, days after joining Trump's legal team, he told Fox News's Sean Hannity that Trump had reimbursed his longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen for a $130,00 payment to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels about her alleged affair with Trump in 2006.

Kirtzman questioned on MSNBC how long Trump will put up with Giuliani, who has drawn attention to the Daniels case while the administration is prioritizing major international moves such as a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“How long will Donald Trump want someone who is kind of equally adept at drawing controversy?” Kirtzman said.

The White House said Thursday that Trump continues to have confidence in Giuliani, whom Trump said last week would "get his facts straight" in the Daniels case.