Yesterday Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and advisor, stepped into a mess of his own making when he accidentally tweeted a link. A quick-thinking troll purchased the typo URL and just like that Rudy’s link led readers to a website proclaiming Donald Trump a traitor to the United States.
But now instead of admitting his error, Giuliani has responded with righteous indignation and an admission of total ignorance of how tweets, links, or the internet in general works, claiming that Twitter had “allowed” someone to “invade” his text.
What makes this even funnier is that last year Giuliani was named Trump’s “cybersecurity advisor” despite clearly having no idea how the whole interweb doohickey works.
Rudy Giuliani accidentally tweeted a domain. Someone bought that domain and wrote that Trump is a “traitor.”
Giuliani is now blaming Twitter for this. The man in charge of the cyber. Just absolutely baffling. https://t.co/OvdoCHK6Iv
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) December 5, 2018
Rudy Giuliani tweeted a hyperlink by accident when writing about the G-20. Someone bought that hyperlink and made it say, “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.”
He’s now created an insane conspiracy theory for his screw up. pic.twitter.com/PkSYAzPH9N
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) December 5, 2018
Needless to say Twitter had some fun with Old Man Rudy yelling at The Cloud, as it were.
And those nurses are stealing my money! https://t.co/GBhBMV0tyL
— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) December 5, 2018
trump’s cyber-security adviser right here doesn’t know how twitter works.
— Brad Reason ? (@BradReason) December 5, 2018
Rudy Giuliani, who was originally named as a “cybersecurity adviser” to the Trump administration, is apparently not up to speed on the arcane hacker trick “creating a website for an unclaimed URL.” https://t.co/rOMYoaM7OI
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) December 5, 2018
Old Man shouts at internet while VCR blinks 12:00 in background
— tim browne (@heytimmy) December 5, 2018
The Grandpa Rage in this country is completely out of control.
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) December 5, 2018
“Damn kids invading my texts!!”?
— Renee Kadlubek (@reneekad) December 5, 2018
I’ll take “Shit my Luddite grandpa says” for 800, Alex. https://t.co/CbeOLjNjac
— BadHombreLands NPS (@BadHombreNPS) December 5, 2018
Dad, get off Twitter and go to bed. https://t.co/RwrazzhHgJ
— Michael DuKickAss (@MikeDuKickAss) December 5, 2018