Rudy Giuliani was Mayor of New York during the September 11 attacks, orchestrated by Osama bin Laden.
Giuliani's public performance in the aftermath of the attacks would earn him international acclaim and the affectionate title of "America's mayor."
Now it's 18 years later, and revelations about Giuliani's tenure as mayor have been exposed, Giuliani is currently under scrutiny for shady business dealings in Ukraine, White House Officials feared he was a threat to national security....
He butt dialed an NBC reporter.
The mighty fell a little bit further when the internet began mocking a typo in one of Giuliani's tweets.
See if you can spot it.
Giuliani's tweet came shortly after Donald Trump announced the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for which Rudy didn't think the President was getting enough credit.
The former mayor has since deleted the tweet, but not before it trended on Twitter and had its 15 minutes of fame on the internet.
“Hey kid!! Is Ben Laden the oppidite of Bin Laden??” #Oppidite #BenLaden https://t.co/JaVTQ2Jgm3— Amanda 🌊 (@Amanda 🌊)1572362447.0
I was almost done working for the night, and then Rudy Giuliani tweeted about someone named "Ben Laden."— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1572327764.0
I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure Ben Laden was the guy who fit me for my retainer.— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar)1572329800.0
I, too, congratulated Obama for killing some guy named Ben Laden. (This team has brain issues) https://t.co/bmZOZRILek— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson)1572329393.0
Fortunately, Giuliani wasn't alone for long.
Hours later, the President posted a tweet in which he misspelled "Ukraine."
Why are people that I never even heard of testifying about the call. Just READ THE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND THE IMPEACHM… https://t.co/3EP3qUxRva— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1572349333.0
The sad part is practically no one was surprised.
If you’re wondering why Ukrain and Ben Laden are trending, it’s for the exact reason you think.— Gord Macey (@Gord Macey)1572352666.0
Let's just hope a failure to proofread doesn't get us all killed one day.
The book Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 is available here.