You might think Rudy Giuliani’s recent call for a “fight trial” incited violence, but he’s here to say: you don’t know anything, Jon Snow.
Shortly before a mob supporting Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol last week in a failed and deadly attempt to overturn the presidential election, Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal (pro bono?) Lawyer, said to the crowd: “Let’s have a trial by fight.”
Now Giuliani would explain those comments, saying he was simply referring to a “very famous documentary” called “Game of Thrones”. Duh.
“I was referring to the kind of trial that took place for Tyrion in this very famous documentary about fictional medieval England,” Giuliani said, according to the reporter from The Hill. Brett Samuels. “When Tyrion, who is a very small man, is charged with murder. He has not committed murder, he cannot defend himself and he hires a champion to defend him.
Samuels tweeted part of the transcript of the conversation with Giuliani, showing Trump’s attorney confirming his comments were “100%” a reference to “Game of Thrones” and adding that he was really talking about a “trial. between machines ”. Obviously.
“I say the consequences of the combat trial will be if they prove that we are wrong, we will be extremely embarrassed. We will be dishonored. If we prove they are wrong, they go to jail, ”he said.
Giuliani continued to insist that the call for a “trial by fight” was just an innocent remark.
“It did not elicit any violent reaction from the crowd. No. The crowd did not jump in saying “lock him up, throw him in jail, go to hell”. I’ve had speeches where people jump up and say ‘lock him up’. It wasn’t an emotional part – it wasn’t a moving part of the speech. So trying to take it out of context and use it is typical of the twisted left and the press, ”he said.
OK, first of all, it’s clear that Giuliani has, at best, a misunderstanding of “Game of Thrones”.
The fantasy series, which ran for eight seasons on HBO, is not a documentary and is not about England. If that was the case, any appeal to jail should be directed to actor Emilia Clarke, who is still at large after setting an entire town on fire. (And in the seven hells, Daenerys?)
The New York State Bar Association plans to expel Giuliani as a member, according to NPR, saying comments at the rally “were clearly aimed at encouraging Trump supporters unhappy with the election outcome to take matters into account in hand”.
It should be noted that Giuliani has a history of creative defenses for his actions. After being caught in an outrageous situation in “Borat 2”, literally with his hands down in his pants, the lawyer claimed he was only tucking his shirt in.
If we are to believe that his call for a “trial by fight” did not call for violence, it seems someone should have told Prince Oberyn. TEAR
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