For former mayor Rudy Giuliani, the term ‘save face’ took on literal meaning — before assembled media.
President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney went viral Thursday for a hair-dye fiasco in which the term “save face” took on literal meaning during a press conference.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was addressing the media at Republican National Committee headquarters when, as he spoke, dark brown liquid was seen dripping from his hair, rolling down his cheeks.
Moments later, he wiped his face with a handkerchief, dabbing the liquid away.
“Here’s why you should hire union hair and makeup professionals,” joked The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees on Twitter, sharing a photo of the incident.
In a story titled “Whatever It Is, It’s Probably Not Hair Dye,” Manhattan hair professional David Kholdorov told The New York Times that “dye doesn’t drip like that unless it’s just been applied.”
Another said it was likely another product, like mascara or temporary hair color, to cover the gray in Giuliani’s temples.
His hair shade took center stage at an event meant to serve as another Trump campaign attack on the Democratic process, as Giuliani ranted about election fraud with no evidence.
Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency who was fired by Trump this week, called it “the most dangerous 1hr 45 minutes of television in American history. And possibly the craziest.”
Krebs’ official statement, rebutting claims that widespread fraud had impacted the Nov. 3 election, said there “is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
Trump fired him days later on Twitter.
Fox News called Giuliani’s press conference “fiery.” CNN called it “wild, tangent-filled and contentious.” “At no point,” CNN reported, “did Trump’s legal team offer any proof for their allegations of widespread fraud.”
Giuliani attempted to argue that votes in Detroit should be decertified. A board initially deadlocked the vote to certify the election in the majority-Black city; they later reversed their decision.
The election in Michigan has since been certified.
Other wild election-fraud conspiracy theories reportedly emerging from the Trump camp include allegations linking Dominion Voting Systems to the Clinton Foundation and whispered rumors that an algorithm “ran all over the country to take a certain percentage of votes from President Trump and flip them to President Biden.”
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