The Trump campaign's cross-country legal sideshow continues.
Rudy Giuliani appeared before several members of the Michigan legislature Wednesday, December 2, with a witness who was so strange many people online suspected she was drunk.
a drunk woman is trump team’s star witness in michigan https://t.co/qGxEI3hp2G— marisa kabas (@marisa kabas)1606960513.0
The woman, identified as Mellissa Carone, had past affidavits thrown out by judges due to being "uncredible."
One of Rudy Giuliani’s witnesses just said she thinks “all Chinese look alike” while making the argument for a vote… https://t.co/6WzCrhXvSP— philip lewis (@philip lewis)1606960714.0
This is like pretty much the trumpiest thing I’ve ever seen https://t.co/2NgXi3vVvB— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1606961220.0
Clips of Carone went viral on Twitter, where many people felt they were seeing a real-world version of an SNL character.
at this point the only question is whether she’s going to be played by Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong or Chloe Fineman https://t.co/nydZuPl6H6— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff)1606964067.0
At one point, Rudy Giuliani, perhaps realizing how unhinged his "star witness" sounded, reached over trying to stop Carone.
But it was far too late.
Mellissa Carone is NOT a whistleblower as the Trump Campaign want to portray her. She is NOT a Dominion employee. S… https://t.co/MT4HIQhMj4— ❤Rebel ✌️ (@❤Rebel ✌️)1606900009.0
Carone has a long history of dishonesty and blind Trump support.
Melissa Carone is not a reliable witness and is clearly lying about everything. She even is lying about her educati… https://t.co/dzEcNRaEd2— phteven (@phteven)1606957926.0
melissa carone after lying about literally everything and then posting on her deleted social media https://t.co/n3yF1wYune— Heather 🌅 (@Heather 🌅)1606962120.0
Holy smokes the sequel is even better! Rudy Giuliani tries to shush her to calm her down and the Republican even… https://t.co/4BNtGM8DMo— Ryan J. Reilly (@Ryan J. Reilly)1606959614.0
While some conservatives online rallied behind Carone's bizarre testimony, the relevant parties at the hearing seemed decidedly unconvinced by her tirade.
I really truly can’t get enough of this. The confidence and entitlement is just astounding! https://t.co/NWEBS9W690— Ryan J. Reilly (@Ryan J. Reilly)1606963521.0
“I can’t even get an actual job anymore,” says Mellissa Carone. She says she was laid off from Ford before she was… https://t.co/nAyuqYRbqn— Ryan J. Reilly (@Ryan J. Reilly)1606964133.0
Mellissa Carone: “I’ve had to get rid of social media.” Also Mellissa Carone: https://t.co/5Ea4iNwv9f— Ryan J. Reilly (@Ryan J. Reilly)1606964399.0
Many of Carone's statements during the viral hearing were easily disproved in real time.
Melissa Carone “testified” that she deleted all her social media as a result of coming forward... except her Facebo… https://t.co/jgASCjmktg— Steve Purchase (@Steve Purchase)1606958565.0
@MollyJongFast Who is she and why is she a witness? Is she just someone Rudy met in a bar on the way to the "hearing?"— StealthTweet (@StealthTweet)1606962849.0
If Rudy Giuliani wants to make any legal headway, he should probably focus more on actual evidence and less on random, unhinged witnesses.