Rudy Giuliani has a YouTube channel and a podcast where he shares right-wing views and election conspiracy theories. Oh, and he also uses them to push commercials for Trump ally Mike Lindell’s MyPillow products.
We’ve reported before on Giuliani using his election conspiracy podcast, inexplicably titled “Common Sense,” to push MyPillow products, pausing to tell viewers that he really, really loves the products himself and to express excitement over the line of bath towels and bedroom slippers.
He can also be found on his YouTube channel (as Patriot Takes discovered and shared) selling gold coins, asserting that he “came to know” the company, American Hartford Gold, while he was “exposing the truth” and “working tirelessly for America” in the fight to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election and invalidate the votes of millions of Americans.
“I accomplished a lot in 2020, exposing the truth.”
— Rudy Giuliani, selling gold coins on his YouTube channel. pic.twitter.com/EAqjaATCJA
— The Recount (@therecount) June 17, 2021
Of course, as has been discussed ad nauseum, there is no mechanism in U.S. governing documents that allows an election to be overturned, or for a candidate who lost to be appointed into office. There was always zero chance that the legal system could invalidate the election and undo the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
However, there’s been plenty of opportunity to fundraise off of the lie. As recently reported, the Trump Campaign has even sent out fundraising texts that falsely suggest Trump is still the President of the United States, and he’s referring to his speeches as “presidential” addresses, even when given to a small group of Republicans in one state.
Is this “election integrity” in action, or a top-level grift?
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