President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed “truth isn’t truth” when trying to explain why the president should not testify for special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of being trapped into a lie that could lead to a perjury charge.
â€œWhen you tell me that, you know, he should testify because heâ€™s going to tell the truth and he shouldnâ€™t worry, well thatâ€™s so silly because itâ€™s somebodyâ€™s version of the truth. Not the truth,â€ Giuliani told Chuck Todd on NBCâ€™s â€œMeet the Pressâ€ on Sunday morning.
â€œTruth is truth,â€ Todd responded.
â€œNo, no, it isnâ€™t truth,â€ Giuliani said. â€œTruth isnâ€™t truth. The President of the United States says, â€œI didnâ€™t â€¦â€
A startled Todd answered: â€œTruth isnâ€™t truth?â€
Giuliani: â€œNo, no, no.â€
Todd said: â€œThis is going to become a bad meme.â€œ
Brilliant. See also:
David Atkins,Â No Honor Among Thieves in the Trump White House