When Is Truth Not Truth?

Closing Thought–20Aug18

In this case when Rudy opens his mouth…..Good old Rudy is doing a fine job of making everything around the president seem silly and unimportant when the only thing that falls into that category is Rudy himself……

But Rudy keeps talking and the country keeps laughing……

There’s a reason President Trump hasn’t sat down yet for an interview with Robert Mueller, says Rudy Giuliani—and it’s all about “truth.” The president’s personal lawyer in the Russia probe dueled with anchor Chuck Todd over a clear definition of the word Sunday on Meet the Press, the Hill reports. “I’m not going to be rushed into having him testify so he gets trapped into perjury,” says Giuliani. “And when you tell me that he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because that’s somebody’s version of the truth, not the truth.” Says Todd: “Truth is truth.” Giuliani: “No it isn’t. Truth isn’t truth.” Todd: “Mr Mayor … this is going to become a bad meme.”

I hear Rudy keeps taunting the possible “perjury trap”…..really?  Some advice here….tell the truth and you do not fall into a trap.

I know that is just silly to think that a person who seem to be allergic to the truth would ever testify under oath…..

Rudy is just as silly as he was in 2008……his dementia is getting worse.  Not to worry there will be a clarification…..

Rudy Giuliani uttered a memorable line in defense of President Trump on Sunday when he declared that “truth isn’t truth.” Not surprisingly, it kicked up quite a reaction online, and on Monday, Giuliani tweeted about what he meant. The explanation in full: “My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic ‘he said, she said’ puzzle. Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t.” Message clarified? The conservative Washington Times thinks so, though most other coverage, as from CNN, NBC News, and the Hill, hedge that a bit and say Giuliani “sought to clarify” or words to that effect. Politico, for example, uses the phrase, “tried to walk back.”

The context of the original statement: “Look, I am not going to be rushed into having [Trump] testify so that he gets trapped into perjury,” Giuliani told NBC’s Chuck Todd. “And when you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth. He didn’t have a, a conversation—” Giuliani said. When Todd interjected, “Truth is truth,” Giuliani answered, “No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth.” Among those dinging Giuliani was John Oliver, who declared, “Trump is going to wind up behind bars with Giuliani visiting him and saying, ‘Don’t worry Donald, prison isn’t prison.'” James Comey (here) and Merriam-Webster (here) also got in on it.

This drama is getting sillier by the statement……

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10 thoughts on “When Is Truth Not Truth?

      1. He’s certainly got his fair share of them working for him (and those who left).. the cream of the crop!

  1. I was watching that live and thought I had drunk too much Party Liquor the night before. I thought I was still hallucinating. Nope!

    But unfortunately, this is the fact-free, intellectual hellscape we live in now.

  2. Rudy is lying every time he opens his mouth. I think he believes it is fine as long as he is not under oath. He believes people will believe what he says if he says it enough. And a lot of people will. Most people don’t fact check.

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