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Giuliani Roasted For Touting Diet Pepsi In Absurd Defense Claiming He Wasn't Drunk On Election Night

Giuliani Roasted For Touting Diet Pepsi In Absurd Defense Claiming He Wasn't Drunk On Election Night
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Former President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani deleted tweets insisting he was not drunk at the White House on Election Night and that criticized members of the Trump campaign who said he was.

Giuliani attacked Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien and communications strategist Jason Miller, both of whom said he was visibly intoxicated on election night as Trump and his team waited for the results to roll in.

But Giuliani claimed he "REFUSED all alcohol that evening" and his "favorite drink" is Diet Pepsi.

He went on to say he was "disgusted and outraged" by what he refererred to as the "outright lie" from both men saying he had been drunk.

Stepien and Miller made their claims under oath in their testimony before the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the events of January 6, 2021—the day a mob of Trump's supporters including known White nationalist and White supremacist groups attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 general election was stolen.

Miller said Giuliani, a former Republican Mayor of New York City, "was definitely intoxicated." Miller alsom claimed to recommend Trump not declare victory despite initially enjoying a lead over Democrat Joe Biden in crucial battleground states.

Giualini, however, told Trump to “just say we won” despite all evidence to the contrary.

Stepien said Trump "thought I was wrong" even though "my recommendation was to say that votes were still being counted, it’s too early to tell, too early to call the race."

For many, Giualini's tweet only affirmed what Trump campaign insiders said about his actions on election night.

Giualini was swiftly criticized as a result.

Earlier this week, Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney—January 6 House select committee vice chair—criticized Trump by suggesting he listened to "an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani" instead of the guidance of his campaign advisors following the 2020 general election.

In outlining upcoming testimony during the ongoing hearings, Cheney said Trump likely followed Giuliani's advice "to just claim he won and insist that the vote counting stop, to falsely claim everything was fraudulent."