#TrumpTeamDumb - Giuliani & Pierson

By btails     06/03/2023

Rudy Giuliani forgets about 9/11 and claims that ‘before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the’ U.S. 


Rudy Giuliani appears to forget that 9/11 ever happened

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Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 9:41 AM

You might want to get that bump on your head checked, Rudy.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday appeared to forget about the worst terror attack in U.S. history, claiming that there simply had been no such assaults inside America during the presidency of George W. Bush.

“Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States,” Giuliani — who was mayor during 9/11 and has capitalized on his response to the tragedy ever since — said in a speech introducing Donald Trump in Youngstown, Ohio.

“They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office," Giuliani said, bizarrely omitting the horrific 9/11 attacks, which occurred in 2001, when Bush was in office.

Giuliani defends Trump’s apparent call for Clinton assassination

Obama was not sworn in until nearly eight years later, on Jan. 20, 2009.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made the head-scratching statement Monday sporting a bruised head.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made the head-scratching statement Monday sporting a bruised head.


The extraordinary exclusion of 9/11 was especially peculiar, given that, just a moment earlier Giuliani had been discussing the attacks and praising vice presidential nominee Mike Pence for a "very, very timely" visit to Ground Zero and for his help, as a then-congressman, on the Judiciary Committee to help “fashion the Patriot Act.”

“He was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees during the time of Sept. 11, when we went through the worst foreign attack in our history, since the War of 1812,” Giuliani said.

Giuliani, who suffered a mysterious head injury earlier this month, also appeared to forget what state Pence was the governor of.

Rudy Giuliani appears on national TV with giant head bump

“You know better than I do what a great governor he is of your state,” Giuliani told the Ohio crowd.



Pence is the governor of Indiana.

But Giuliani’s 9/11 slight was the former mayor’s most glaring gaffe — and it didn’t go unnoticed by outraged survivors of the devastating attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and wounded more than 6,000 others.

“SO Angry right now,” tweeted Gabrielle Laine Peters, who lived across the street from the World Trade Center and was displaced from her home after the attacks.

Even Christie and Giuliani say Trump should've backed off Khans

“And as 9/11 survivor I feel I can say this describes Rudy Giuliani pretty well,” she added, along with a graphic that provided an explicit definition for the made-up word “cockwomble.”

Giuliani has been a steady supporter of Donald Trump.

Giuliani has been a steady supporter of Donald Trump.


Giuliani, however, has made the same insane claim before.

In 2010, he repeatedly said that the U.S. saw “no domestic attacks under Bush.”

His latest iteration of that mistake comes two weeks after he appeared on national television with a massive bump on his head.

During an Aug. 7 appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Giuliani spewed pro-Trump nonsense with the bruise over the right side of his forehead.

In an interview with the Daily News later that day, he explained that he had hit his head on a glass door during a fall in the shower.

In recent weeks, Giuliani has repeatedly defended Trump's own erratic statements, including the GOP nominee’s suggestion last week that Second Amendment supporters should take action to stop Hillary Clinton from nominating her preferred judges.

Hey Rudy, remember this? 

Hey Rudy, remember this? 


“Hillary wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump told the crowd. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know.”

Giuliani insisted it wasn’t a literal call to arms.

“We know that Donald Trump is not particularly indirect,” he told “Good Morning America” last Wednesday. “If Donald Trump was going to say something like that, he’d say something like that.”


Mayor Rudy Giuliani tours the site of the World Trade Center with Gov. George Pataki and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Katrina Pierson is as Dumb as Rock 

AUGUST 16, 2016 10:47 AM

By Carolyn Kaster/A.P. Images.

Katrina Pierson, Donald Trump’s bullet necklace-wearing spokeswoman and longtime viceroy of his army of cable-news surrogates, sometimes has a bit of trouble sticking to her talking points. Like the man for whom she serves as professional booster, Pierson can occasionally spout conspiracy theories and veer into factually incorrect territory. But also like Trump, she is incredibly good at sticking to her guns—even when she’s blasting her own team with friendly fire.

The past several days have been particularly vexing for the raven-haired face of the Trump campaign. On Monday, during an appearance on Fox Business News, Pierson raised eyebrows when she argued that the American people are “tired of seeing left-wing reporters literally beat Trump supporters into submission,” straining the accepted definition of the word “literally” beyond recognition. “It just shuts them down and that’s not what they’re seeing in this campaign.” (While Trump and his supporters have frequently lashed out at the media as if words could bludgeon, there have not, to date, been any examples of a reporter literally beating or assaulting a Trump supporter. The opposite, however has occasionally been true.)


Christopher Moore @TheAuthorGuy

I don't think the word literally means what you think it means.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katrina-pierson-trump-reporters_us_57b1de74e4b07184041204bc …?

9:58 PM - 15 Aug 2016

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Katrina Pierson Claims Reporters 'Literally Beat Trump Supporters Into Submission'

Well, that seems wildly incorrect.



Sarah Reese Jones @PoliticusSarah

In which Katrina Pierson proves yet again that she doesn't understand what the word literally means. Literally. 
http://www.politicususa.com/2016/08/15/trump-campaign-hits-level-crazy-claim-reporters-beating-trump-supporters.html …

9:54 AM - 15 Aug 2016

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Trump Campaign Hits A New Level Of Crazy With Claim Of Reporters Beating Trump Supporters

The Trump campaign took their crazy to a whole new level with a claim that reporters are literally beating Trump supporters.


Pierson’s recent missteps haven’t been limited to rhetorical flights of fancy, either. Over the weekend, she turned headed by insisting that President Barack Obama had invaded Afghanistan, expanding on Trump’s so-called “sarcastic” comments the week before about Obama founding ISIS. “If you want to go way back, we can look at the troop surge, and after 2007 al-Qaeda was essentially in ashes,” Pierson said, insisting that Obama and Hillary Clinton had screwed up by pulling troops out of Iraq early, allowing ISIS to occupy the power vacuum. “Remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time,” she continued. “Barack Obama went into Afghanistan, creating another problem.” (Pierson later admitted that Obama had not, in fact, invaded Afghanistan. She explained that she confused Syria with Afghanistan due to a faulty earpiece, the same excuse she gave when she mistakenly blamed Obama and Clinton for the death of Muslim-American soldier Humayun Khan, who died in 2004, long before Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, much less the White House.)


Katrina Pierson ?@KatrinaPierson

The world nearly came to an end when I said Afghanistan & meant to say Syria. It's not like I said 57 states ???? https://www.texastribune.org/2016/08/15/katrina-pierson-trump-campaign/ …

9:34 AM - 15 Aug 2016

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Trump Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson: We All Make Mistakes

The only person on Donald Trump's campaign who can overshadow the boss and keep her job is Katrina Pierson — the Texan and Trump spokeswoman who has made waves over a...


(For the record, Obama has not invaded Syria either.)


While Pierson’s Afghanistan gaffe was picked over on Saturday by the media, few picked up on another disastrous interview, on Fox News Sunday, in which she defended Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns by claiming that the tradition is, in fact, “a novelty.” Corrected by host Arthel Neville, who assured her the practice was a tradition going back to the 1970s, she replied: “It’s a novelty tradition!” Neville somewhat politely invited her to return on his show to discuss Trump’s returns after he released them.



An Illustrated History of Donald Trump’s Hair. Warning! Don’t Read Before Lunch!

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In this photo from 1976, Trump shows off plans for the future Grand Hyatt on East 42nd Street to a city official. Considering the era and the man, this is a remarkably tasteful, organic-looking hairstyle. Nevertheless, the hard-charging young developer appears to be studying the older man’s pate-management techniques with an eye, as always, to the future.

By NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

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The year is 1985. Trump, pictured with his first wife, Ivana, is now parting his hair from left to right, as he does to this day (to the extent that the complex superstructure that is Trump’s hair can be said to have something as straightforward as a “part”). This is believed to be the last picture in which more than three-quarters of an inch of Trump’s forehead was exposed to public view.

By Ron Galella/WireImage.

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Mr. and first-Mrs. Trump at the 1988 U.S. Open. Note that Ivana has essentially the same hairstyle as Donald, the rightward sweep of her hair echoing her husband’s, though Ivana’s tresses are clearly attached to her forehead in a way that lends all the more mystery and intrigue to his.

By PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images.

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Trump at a circa 1990 event with Clive Davis, Rod Stewart, and Rachel Hunter. That is not a lobotomy scar on the side of the billionaire’s head but rather a severe and deep part that suggests a “problem area” on the top and back of his scalp is being compensated for. Note that this party picture is composed as meticulously as an allegoric Renaissance painting, with Trump occupying the symbolic middle ground, in terms of possessing active follicles, between Davis and Stewart. To the right, Hunter represents hair in its unfallen, natural-ish state.

By L. Cohen/WireImage.

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Trump and then-girlfriend Marla Maples sanctifying their love, like all devoted couples do, at a press event in 1991. Note that Trump’s “hairline” is now nearly contiguous with his eyebrows. Is this evidence of the scalp reduction he allegedly underwent in 1989, according to divorce papers filed by Ivana and recounted in the 1993 biography Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump?

By Ron Galella/WireImage.

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Trump’s 1993 wedding to Maples, the second Mrs. Trump. Strangely, the hair on the left side of the groom’s head is a full half foot taller than on the right. This imbalance may be the result of the three or four inter-dimensional, gravity-warping vortexes clearly visible in the back of his head.

By The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

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Trump bending over to share a tender moment with his son Eric in 1991. This inadvertent overhead view reveals that, claims to Swedish ancestry notwithstanding, Trump is in fact part unicorn.

By The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

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Trump with the John F. Kennedy Jr. at a 1999 New York Knicks game. Observe how the businessman’s hair breaks over his collar like a viscous, bird-killing oil slick. Why is J.F.K. Jr. the one wearing a hat?

By Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

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Trump at an outdoor event in around 2000, after ordering his stylist to color his hair and eyebrows a then-chic shade known as “Cigar-Stained-Teeth Blonde.” Tellingly, the wind affects but a single quadrant of Trump’s hair, as if the rest were bolted down like a storm cellar door.

By Budd Williams/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images.

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In this 2002 photograph, Trump has changed his hair color to “Burnt-Cheetos Auburn.” As well, the conventional hairsprays and salon products of years past appear to have given way to rubber cement and snot.

By Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

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Unlike her husband, the third Mrs. Trump, Melania Knauss, is comfortable enough in her femininity to show off her normal but comparatively high hairline in this 2002 photo.

By KMazur/WireImage.

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Trump, shown here, in 2003, with Apprentice producer Mark Burnett, experiments with white roots and light filaments wrapped around the back of his head. Historians call this developer’s “middle-aged club kid” phase.

By Jim Spellman/WireImage.

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Trump at the 2004 Emmys. At this point, we’re just fucking with your stomach. Had lunch yet?

By Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.

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Trump with son Donald Trump Jr. at a 2006 press event where they appear to be performers in a horrifying tableau vivant of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Skillful lighting reveals the father’s signature side-and-back comb-over (and over)—The Trump Crosshatch™—while the son’s mane has been styled to look genuinely, biologically luxuriant.

By J. Kempin/FilmMagic.

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Trump, at a 2013 red-carpet event for All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, in disguise as former U.S. representative Dick Gephardt, possibly to avoid good-writing scolds who consider “All-Star Celebrity” redundant, and fact checkers who might deem the claim debatable.

By Matthew Eisman/WireImage.

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Trump at Trump Tower this past June, announcing his candidacy for president. Cannily, he appears to be courting the women’s vote by having combed the hair on the left side of his head into the shape of a vagina.

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty Images.


TINA NGUYENTina Nguyen is a VanityFair.com staff reporter who covers election politics, the Supreme Court, the influence of money in Washington, and the occasional high-profile political scandal.