God help us, right-wing crackpot and attorney to former Republican President Donald Trump has discovered video filters--and the results are the definition of both creepy and cringe.
To kick off his use of filters, Rudy employed one that made him look like 19th-century Republican President Abraham Lincoln in a video railing against Democratic Viriginia governor candidate Terry McAuliffe this week.
See the video below, but be forewarned that it cannot be unseen.
Giuliani created the video to rail against McAuliffe, urging Virginia voters to vote against him because of his time work in the 1990s as a fundraiser for former Democratic President Bill Clinton and was former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first presidential campaign in 2008.
On what grounds does Giuliani-as-Abe thing McAuliffe is unqualified for the Virginia governorship? The fact that 25 years ago he "sold" the so-called "Lincoln Bedroom," a bedroom in the White House that Lincoln once used as an office.
Giuliani was referring to a scandal that erupted during Clinton's presidency in 1996 in which it was alleged McAuliffe rewarded top donors to the Democratic National Committee, of which he was finance chair at the time, with a stay in the Lincoln Bedroom and an opportunity to meet President Clinton. Clinton later said it was his idea, not McAuliffe's.
The Clintons being many Republicans' favorite bugaboos, Giuliani's bonkers and cringe-worthy video lays hard into McAuliffe for his association with the couple.
In a deeply weird and indeterminate accent--which starts British-adjacent and somehow ends weirdly German--along with the aforementioned filter, which made him look more like a gorilla in a hat than the 16th president, Rudy chided Virginia voters:
"Virginia, vote against the man who dishonored our past by selling my bedroom! Hundreds and hundreds of times to scoundrels!...
"...End the Clinton sleaze once and for all!"
Naturally, Twitter had a field day with Rudy's latest embarrassing and bizarre antics.