Just how cartoonishly loyal is Rudy Giuliani to Donald Trump? If Trump tweeted that 9/11 was caused by rabid giraffes, Rudy would then go on Fox News that night and make a full-throated histrionic argument that the giraffes really were to blame. But this time around, it looks like even Giuliani thinks Trump has gone too far.
Rudy Giuliani posted this surprisingly semi-reasonable tweet: “The conspiracy theories concerning the Epstein death are multiplying. The facts seem unbelievable. But it is best to wait for some key facts like the findings of the autopsy. Withholding judgement is the wisest course to follow. DOJ is very motivated to get to the bottom of it.”
So what’s the problem here? This was less than twenty-four hours after Donald Trump posted multiple retweets accusing Hillary and Bill Clinton of having somehow murdered Jeffrey Epstein. Rudy is directly and publicly contradicting what Trump just did, and he knows it.
Of course Rudy is being absurd when he suggests that we allow corrupt Attorney General Bill Barr and his compromised DOJ to get to the bottom of it. But the real upshot is that Trump has finally pushed things so egregiously, astoundingly far over the edge, even Giuliani thinks Trump has gone too far – and we didn’t think that was possible.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report