CNN’s Chris Cuomo is taking aim at President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Cuomo did not hold back during his show on CNN Thursday night when he said the “biggest win” for President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday came — not from Georgia saying the hand audit of ballots confirmed Biden the winner in the state — but from Giuliani.
Noting the press conference held on Thursday by President Donald Trump’s legal team, Cuomo declared that it showed there is “no further justification — not that there ever was — for deadheaded denial by his party.”
The CNN host then took aim at Giuliani during his opening statement, touching on “Rudy’s melting moment” during Thursday’s press conference on alleged widespread voter fraud in the country.
A moment of the press conference circulated on social media that appeared to show hair dye running down Giuliani’s face in his sweat. On the photo that circulated, Cuomo said, “My take on the picture of the day is this: The argument is so embarrassing that he’s making that BS was literally coming out of Rudy’s ears.”
After slamming the Trump administration and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Cuomo said, “Only one American sealed Trump’s fate, and that happened today. And that was Rudy Giuliani.”
The CNN host added, “He became a metaphor for the campaign melting into a dark puddle of deception.”
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"… Only one American sealed Trump's fate, and that happened today. And that was Rudy Giuliani. He became a metaphor for the campaign melting into a dark puddle of deception." – CNN's @ChrisCuomo pic.twitter.com/6XZFUS7coJ
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) November 20, 2020
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, wipes away sweat as he speaks about the election results during a news conference in Washington. More photos of the day: https://t.co/5sb4onssF7 📷 @j_ernst_DC pic.twitter.com/PaqXq4iPCp
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) November 19, 2020
CNN’s Anderson Cooper also slammed Giuliani, saying on Thursday night that the press conference was more of a “clown show without any actual meaning or reality.”
Cooper said, “He’s just a hot mess… the man once described as America’s mayor appeared sweating with newly applied black hair dye rolling down his face.”
On Thursday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said that the hand audit of the ballots cast in the presidential election showed that the result was not changed in that Biden won the state.
He told local station WSB-TV, “The audit has aligned very close to what we had in election night reporting. It’s so close, it’s not a thimble full of difference.”
Trump has refused to concede the election — for the nearly past two weeks since several news outlets projected Biden as the winner with 306 Electoral College votes, out of 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. Trump garnered 232 electoral votes.
General Services Administration (GSA) administrator Emily Murphy has received growing pressure to “ascertain” the winner of the election, which would release resources and funds to the winner. Former GSA administrator David Barram told CNN this week, “To me, it’s clear that we should be recognizing Joe Biden as the president-elect.”
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