Giuliani’s ‘truth isn’t truth’ named most notable quote of 2018

Rudy Giuliani’s assertion that “truth isn’t truth” topped a Yale Law School librarian’s list for the most notable quotes of 2018, according to The Associated Press

The statement went viral in August after Giuliani, a personal attorney for President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE, appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and discussed whether a presidential interview with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE could be a “perjury trap.” 


In response to moderator Chuck Todd's statement that “truth is truth,” Giuliani responded: “No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth.”

Giuliani said he was trying to make the point that an interview would be fruitless since Mueller and Trump were in disagreement over fundamental aspects of the special counsel’s inquiry.

"We have a credibility gap between the two of them," Giuliani went on to say. "You’ve got to select one or the other."

Giuliani’s quote is one of several on the list related to the president, including Trump’s January tweeted declaring himself a “stable genius.”

The list also featured several other political quotes, including Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGOP eager to exploit Dem court-packing fight Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court MORE's comments about beer during his confirmation hearing, Meghan McCain's eulogy for her father and more.

“I liked beer. I still like beer," which was said by Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, is second on the list.

McCain's tribute to her father, the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer astronaut running for Senate in Arizona returns money from paid speech in UAE Fox's Roberts: Trump 'glared at me like I've never seen him glare at me before' Lou Dobbs: Political criticism of McCain 'not an exhumation of his body' MORE (R-Ariz.), which some saw as a swipe at Trump, was fourth: “We gather to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those that live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served."

Kanye West's remark about the "dragon energy" he and Trump share also made the list.

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone," West said in April.

That quote resulted in a strong backlash among liberals against the famed rapper and began a months-long controversy regarding the musician's relationship with the president.

The Yale list was first established in 2006 and is updated yearly with quotes that are famous or are believed to represent the times.