Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and Trump’s personal attorney since 2018, was put in charge of the Trump campaign’s legal challenge to the US election result on November 14.
Since President-elect Joe Biden won the November 3 election, Trump has made few public appearances, leaving Giuliani to take center stage and parrot talking points that the election was rigged.
However, Giuliani’s conduct, and legal slip-ups, have drawn ridicule.
On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that multiple members of Trump’s inner circle had told the president that his legal strike force was “making him look like an idiot,” according to the outlet.
Giuliani listens as Trump speaks in the White House Briefing Room on September 27, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images
On November 8, Giuliani hosted a press conference in the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a Philadelphia garden center, in an apparent mix-up with booking the luxury Four Seasons hotel.
On November 19, during another press conference, Giuliani sweated so profusely that black hair dye began running down his face.
Giuliani also used quotes from the movie “My Cousin Vinny” to support his claim that the election was fraudulent.