Appearing on both NBC's Meet the Press and CNN's State of the Union, former New York mayor and current racist old man Rudy Giuliani floundered while trying to spin the media narrative away from Donald Trump's disgusting comments advocating for sexual assault against women—and failed miserably.
"If you believe that Hillary Clinton says one thing in private, and that she really is what she says in private, should we assume what Donald Trump did in that Access Hollywood bus is really what Donald Trump is like in private?" asked Meet the Press host Chuck Todd after Giuliani tried to draw an equivalency between Hillary Clinton's leaked Goldman Sachs speech transcript excerpts and Trump's "grab them by the pussy" comments. "This is a situation in which neither side should throw stones, because both sides have sinned. So how about we put that behind us?" Giuliani responded.
He fared no better on CNN. "Gosh all mighty, he who hasn't sinned throw the first stone here," he said, responding to host Jake Tapper's criticisms of Trump's comments. "Mr. Mayor, I have never said that. I have never done that. I'm happy to throw a stone," Tapper responded. "I don't know any man, I've been in locker rooms, I've been a member of a fraternity, I have never heard any man ever brag about being able to maul women because they get away with it, never.
"The fact is that men at times talk like that, not all men, but men do," was all Giuliani was able to come back with.
Sam Stecklow is the Weekend Editor for Fusion.