The Brief: Rudy Giuliani meltdown memes reference Giuliani's chaotic interview on CNN about the Trump Ukraine whistleblower complaint.
In an interview with Chris Cuomo about President Trump’s alleged communications with the Ukranian president, Rudy Giuliani made numerous contradictory claims, spouted conspiracy theories, and seemed to nearly lose control of his grasp on reality. In his apparent attempt to explain the role that he and Trump did or did not play in trying to enlist a foreign government to interfere with U.S. elections, Giuliani’s statements were confusing, jumbled, and even potentially self-incriminating. This out-of-control CNN interview has been dubbed the “Giuliani meltdown,” inspiring many Rudy Giuliani memes and causing the hashtag #RudyGiulianiMeltdown to trend on Twitter.
Giuliani has said he spoke with a Ukrainian official about Joe Biden's possible role in that govt.'s dismissal of a prosecutor who investigated Biden's son. https://t.co/jNU63AA6Hv pic.twitter.com/xP53wi0U9k
— CNN (@CNN) September 20, 2019
This meltdown included Giuliani insisting that he didn’t ask Ukranian officials to investigate Joe Biden, only to admit that “of course” he had less than 30 seconds later. During the interview, Giuliani also stated: “And you want to cover some ridiculous charge that I urged the Ukrainian government to investigate corruption. Well, I did and I’m proud of it.”
As this interview aired, Twitter users were quick to call out and drag Giuliani for this dumpster fire of an interview. Rudy Giuliani meltdown memes compare Giuliani to a vampire, a squeaky-voiced dog, and a raging conspiracy theorist, illustrating just how disastrous this interview was.
— Andrew Harrell 🇺🇸 (@Andy4691) September 20, 2019
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) September 20, 2019
“Come on, what am I gonna do? Just all of a sudden jump up and grind my feet on somebody's couch like it's something to do? Come on. I got a little more sense then that….Yeah, I remember grinding my feet on Eddie's couch.” – Rick James pic.twitter.com/W1vFtnTuqc
— ☯ Toys in the Attic ☮ (@CanLocaRide) September 20, 2019
A Charlie Day conspiracy theory meme:
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 20, 2019
Hahaha so I made a thing.
My tribute to the #rudygiulianimeltdown
— Waffle Woky (@wokyleeks) September 20, 2019
— Tanya (@duxfeminafacti) September 20, 2019
i keep reading #rudygiulianimeltdown as "rudy giuliani anime meltdown" and im super upset that nobody has done anything like that yet
— Magdaphobia (@MagsVisaggs) September 20, 2019
And now we go to Rudy Giuliani on CNN… pic.twitter.com/VLJLmPB0uw
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) September 20, 2019
Is Giuliani to thank for the #ImpeachmentParty?
Kind of crazy to think that if Giuliani didn’t go on CNN last week, we probably wouldn’t be at this same level of impeachment talk as we are now…
Thanks @RudyGiuliani !
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 24, 2019
“President Trump, your lawyer Rudy Giuliani said —
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) September 24, 2019