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‘Hate me,’ says Rudy Giuliani—and the internet obliges

Rudy is doing tweets.

 

David Covucci

Tech

Published Aug 7, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 9:17 am CDT

In case you didn’t know, Donald Trump‘s septuagenarian lawyer Rudy Giuliani is on Twitter, doing tweets to pass the time. Here’s one from last night, calling out a “moron” on Fox.

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There’s a lot there, so let’s dive right in.

First off, the phrase “there is a moron on Fox”—was that ripe for memetic interpretation? Yes.

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Because, you know, Giuliani has frequently been a moron on Fox.

Secondly, there’s the typo. Giuliani meant to say “hate ’em,” we can assume. But instead, he said “Hate ‘me.”

Was he calling on people to hate him? Was he saying he hated himself?

People were happy to infer both.

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The typo is his second major Twitter gaffe of the past week. But then there’s just the fact that the president’s personal lawyer is watching Fox and using Twitter to hurl insults at guests over minor grievances.

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They’re perfect for each other.

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2018, 8:50 am CDT