Donald Trump values loyalty over nearly everything else. And for that reason, he has kept Rudy Giuliani around for quite a long time.
This is despite the fact that the former New York City mayor has become an embarrassing bumbler. And Giuliani wants to be paid for his failed efforts to get the results of the 2020 election overturned.
According to Maggie Haberman, aides are telling Trump that paying his former lawyer is not an option. In fact, the New York Times writer reports, they want him to cut Giuliani off completely.
Haberman tweeted on Sunday, “Giuliani allies are looking at the Trump $ – even if it isn’t $82 million – and are aghast that Trump isn’t helping Giuliani with legal fees. Giuliani’s friends say he is saying he is close to broke, and his interview w Melissa Russo makes clear he knows he’s in legal jeopardy.”
Giuliani allies are looking at the Trump $ – even if it isn't $82 million – and are aghast that Trump isn't helping Giuliani with legal fees. Giuliani's friends say he is saying he is close to broke, and his interview w @MelissaRusso4NY makes clear he knows he's in legal jeopardy https://t.co/mv9QtedbMR
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 1, 2021
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