“I’m not an alcoholic. I’m a functioning … ” Giuliani informed the station, earlier than altering path midsentence and going with, “I most likely operate extra successfully than 90% of the inhabitants.”
He additionally denied allegations that a few of his wilder TV moments have been associated to booze.
“I don’t suppose I’ve ever completed an interview drunk,” he stated. “I’ve … generally … I imply, I drink usually. I like Scotch, I drink Scotch.”
Three Republicans stated in 2019 that Trump allies wished Giuliani to finish his media interviews defending the then-president as a consequence of issues he was ingesting earlier than occurring TV.
Within the e-book “I Alone Can Repair It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Remaining 12 months,” revealed earlier this 12 months, Washington Put up reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker wrote that “some individuals thought Giuliani could have been ingesting an excessive amount of” at a White Home occasion on election evening in 2020 when he urged Trump to “simply say we received.”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough stated in 2018 that Trump handed on Giuliani for a Cupboard publish as a result of he was “ingesting an excessive amount of,” amongst different causes.
“I’m insulted,” Giuliani informed Politico on the time. “It’s extraordinarily insulting. There’s no proof of any variety that I take an excessive amount of alcohol. That’s ridiculous.”
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