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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Postmodern Rudy

In Defying the Oddswe discuss the people surrounding Trump.
The choice of servants is of no little importance to a prince, and they are good or not according to the discrimination of the prince. And the first opinion which one forms of a prince, and of his understanding, is by observing the men he has around him; and when they are capable and faithful he may always be considered wise, because he has known how to recognize the capable and to keep them faithful. But when they are otherwise one cannot form a good opinion of him, for the prime error which he made was in choosing them.
Josh Dawsey, WP, 5/23/18:
Giuliani said he was concerned that the president would become a target or that the interview would be a perjury trap, because the “truth is relative.” The president’s legal team continues to try to set limitations on an interview, including the duration and questions posed, he said.
“They may have a different version of the truth than we do,” Giuliani said.
Chris Cuomo interview of Giuliani on CNN, 8/15/18:
 CUOMO: If fact counting is anything, we've never had anybody with the level of mendacity that he has, not even close. But we'll leave it there -
GIULIANI: It's in the eye of the beholder.
CUOMO: No, facts are not in the eye of the beholder.