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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal defense lawyer who is spearheading the Trump campaign’s effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, held a bizarre news conference Thursday that quickly devolved into chaos.
At one point, Giuliani’s hair dye could be seen running down his face, and at another, the former New York City mayor quoted the comedy film “My Cousin Vinny” to support his arguments.
Much of the press conference consisted of Giuliani rehashing the same conspiracy theories the president has amplified: mail-in ballots are fraudulent, election machines were illegally tampered with, ballots were secretly dumped, and Democrats masterminded a vast election-rigging scheme to simultaneously win the White House and get destroyed in downballot and state legislative races.
Fact check: There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. This election was the safest in US history because of the use of paper ballots and voting machines with verifiable paper trails as well as the efforts of nonpartisan election and cybersecurity officials who worked behind the scenes to secure the vote. It’s worth noting, too, that the Trump campaign and Republican officials haven’t won a single one of the nearly two dozen legal challenges they’ve filed since the election, and many of the lawsuits focus on technical issues that do not affect the overall results.
At one point in the news conference, Giuliani did an impression of Joe Pesci’s eponymous character from “My Cousin Vinny” to prove the Trump campaign’s claim that Republican election observers were not allowed to properly watch the ballot-counting process.
Rudy Giuliani references a courtroom scene from the timely 1992 film “My Cousin Vinny.” pic.twitter.com/tBis5HDf6k
— The Recount (@therecount) November 19, 2020
Later in the presser, Giuliani’s hair dye started dripping down his face.
Rudy’s hair dye fiasco up there with Nixon sweating pic.twitter.com/FANQH4XtZ3
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) November 19, 2020
A close-up offered this view.
The Trump camp apparently noticed this, too, since someone who was running the campaign’s official feed could be overheard saying, “You see f—ing Rudy’s hair dye dripping down his face?”
on the official donald trump youtube stream they accidentally left their audio on and you can hear the team there say “you see fucking rudy’s hair dye dripping down his face?” pic.twitter.com/LV6P5vw5jt
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 19, 2020
Giuliani did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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