Scarborough: Trump didn’t initially bring in Giuliani because ‘he was drinking too much’
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough suggested Tuesday that the reason President Trump didn’t add former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) to his legal team earlier was that Giuliani was “drinking too much.”
The “Morning Joe” host said that Trump initially had concerns that Giuliani was “losing it” and that Giuliani was falling asleep in meetings.
“Everybody around Donald Trump said he was drinking too much — Donald Trump suggested as much — that was two years ago,” Scarborough said.
Scarborough slammed Trump for adding Giuliani to his legal team “despite his own reservations about him” from two years ago.
“It’s not 3-D chess. That’s not even checkers. That’s a monkey throwing poo against the wall, and it doesn’t usually turn out well,” Scarborough said.
MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle said maybe Giuliani’s bizarre television appearances were a ploy to cover up the Trump administration’s policies.
“Because every day Giuliani says something that is so odd and so at odds with what we know that you wonder, are they just continuing this thing to keep us preoccupied with things that are going on in public, Giuliani talking about Donald Trump?” Barnicle said.
Scarborough said “they’re not that smart” and suggested that Giuliani will be the next member of Trump’s inner circle to leave.
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Trump is frustrated with Giuliani’s public appearances.
Trump was reportedly upset following Giuliani’s interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity and the bombshell admission that Trump had repaid his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement related to an affair Daniels says she had with Trump in 2006.
However, the AP reported that Trump is not considering firing Giuliani but may block him from making more television appearances.
Giuliani was hired last month to represent Trump through the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.