Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has tried to clarify his ‘truth isn’t truth’ remark but not everyone is buying his explanation.
Rudy Giuliani raised a few eyebrows when he made the statement on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.
The former mayor of New York City told host Chuck Todd that Mr Trump might ‘get trapped into perjury’ if he were interviewed by the special counsel’s Russia investigation, which is led by Robert Mueller.
Mr Mr Giuliani said: ‘You tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well, that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth.’
When Mr Todd replied: ‘Truth is truth,’ Mr Giuliani responded: ‘No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth.’
But now he says he was just referring to the what both sides may see as the ‘truth’ because they have conflicting versions of what happened.
Mr Giuliani tweeted: ‘My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology, but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic ‘he said, she said’ puzzle. Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t.’
But not everyone was buying it.
@RudyGiuliani Stop, Rudy. Just stop. Your effort at using big words to spew nonsense is impressing no one. And that's the truth.—