Former New York City Mayor and ex-President Donald Trump’s estranged and as yet financially uncompensated television attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on the right-wing propaganda network Newsmax on Friday night and confessed to anchor Greg Kelly that he has no idea why Fox News banned him.
“What’s the problem between you and Fox?” asked Kelly.
“I don’t know, they haven’t given me a reason. They just said I’m banned,” Giuliani replied.
That is completely untrue.
According to Politico, Giuliani learned on September 11th that the conservative outlet does not want him to come back because of his nonstop promulgation of Trump’s “big lie” about the 2020 election – specifically that Dominion Voting Systems used its ballot tabulators to rig the race in favor of then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden – which ultimately led to a $1 billion defamation lawsuit against Giuliani, Fox, Newsmax, and other individuals linked to Trump.
“Giuliani was slated to appear on Fox and Friends to mark the 20th anniversary of the attack. But the night before, host Pete Hegseth called Giuliani to say he’d been cut from the show and apologize,” Politico reported on Friday. “The ban extends not just to Giuliani, but also to his son Andrew, who has not been on Fox News since he launched his campaign for governor of New York in May despite many requests to go on the network.”
As the conversation continued, Giuliani reverted to his debunked conspiracy about Hunter Biden and a purported computer hard drive that Giuliani had secretly turned over to The New York Post less than a month before last year’s presidential contest.
Giuliani, however, insisted that the computer and the supposed clandestine material held within it were legitimate. And with nowhere else to lead the dead-end chat, Kelly chose to compliment Giuliani on how good he looked in pictures that were shown from his days as a United States attorney back in the 1980s.
The entire exchange was weird, uncomfortable, and above all, quite pathetic.
Watch below via Newsmax:
What's the problem between Rudy Giuliani and Fox News? Greg Kelly asks 'America's Mayor.'
"They haven't given me a reason. They just said I'm banned." pic.twitter.com/lSVhviD7NV
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 25, 2021
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