Well, folks, Rudy Giuliani is back and somehow at the forefront of yet another controversy -- this time, involving bizarre lies, running hair dye, and odd references to classic '90s cinema. On Thursday, the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm star hosted a press conference "overflowing" with so many whopping lies and baseless conspiracy theories centering on widespread voter fraud, that CNN and MSNBC chose not to air the event, according to The Daily Beast, with Fox News broadcasting the ordeal, later clarifying it was pretty much all a lie. Nice.
Over the course of 90 minutes, the President's legal team, who referred to themselves as an "elite strike force," provided no backing for these unfounded allegations, with attorney Sidney Powell wrongfully claiming that George Soros and Venezuela interfered in the presidential race, as Guiliani did what he does best -- well, other than sticking his hand down his pants in front of young women -- going absolutely off the rails. When he wasn't falsely pinning Trump's loss on Michigan "overvotes," mail-in-ballots, and failures of officials in Pennsylvania, CNN reported, Guiliani wandered off task with several tangents, including one about the beloved 1992 court dramedey, My Cousin Vinny.
Referencing bogus claims that republican poll watchers weren't allowed to get close enough to watch ballots being counted, Guiliani suggested adopting a legal tactic from the film, referencing a famous scene where Joe Pesci holds up his fingers to prove a witness couldn't have observed part of the crime due to poor eyesight.
"Did you all watch My Cousin Vinny? It's one of my favorite law movies, because he comes from Brooklyn," he said, "And when the nice lady said she saw, and then he says to her, 'How many fingers do I -- How many fingers do I got up?,' And she says, 'three.'
Although this display confused many, Jonathan Lynn, the film's director, says he wasn't too excited about the reference, for more than just Guiliani's mediocre Pesci impression. "I regard Giuliani's praise of My Cousin Vinny as generous from the man who is currently giving the Comedy Performance of the Year," He quipped to The Hollywood Reporter. It looks like Guiliani is gonna need some ice for that burn -- oh, and maybe a towel to sop up his running hair dye, too?
Yep, you read that right. Throughout the entire ordeal, the former New York City mayor was visibly sweating, with what appears to be brown hair dye streaming down his temples and forehead.
Yet this unfortunate styling malfunction didn't stop him. Guiliani continued on in his assertions, even yelling at the media
"I don't know what you need to wake you up, to do your job and inform the American people, whether you like it or not, of the things they need to know!" he barked. "This is real! It's not made up! There's nobody here that engages in fantasies." Does pretending to have naturally brown hair at age 76 count as engaging in a fantasy? Asking for a friend.
You can stream the full ordeal on CSPAN -- at your own risk.