August 7, 2016

Former NYC Mayor and Trump advisor, Rudy Giuliani joined ABC News' THIS WEEK with host Martha Raddatz and made some remarkable and bogus claims this morning to support the failing Trump campaign.

Trump's team produced a campaign ad that falsely states Hillary Clinton is going to raise taxes on the middle class when she clearly did not.

Giuliani repeated that false claim when he was whining about the supposed media bias against his client and said, "If Trump had said something like I'm going to raise taxes on the middle class, it would be all over the news."

Politifact rated the ad as "Pants on fire!" But that didn't stop Giuliani from lying about it on the air, nor did Martha Raddatz bother to contradict him.

Martha Raddatz asked Giuliani if Trump's claim of a "rigged" election was appropriate and he made another specious claim, saying that Trump meant the election was rigged because of media bias against him.

That has never been the case that Trump has made when whining that the election is already rigged. He repeatedly used Voter ID as his sticking point on the matter.

TRUMP: Well, I think its ridiculous. I mean the voter ID situation has turned out to be a very unfair development. We may have people vote 10 times. It’s inconceivable that you don’t have to show identification in order to vote or that that the identification doesn’t have to be somewhat foolproof.

This is the Trump's campaign new talking point today as Paul Manafort made the same allegation of Fox News this morning.

Here's the full transcript from ABC:

RADDATZ: Mayor Giuliani, Donald Trump has been raising questions about whether this election could be rigged. You've lost elections in the past and never really said anything like that.

Is that an appropriate thing for him to be saying?

Do you believe this election could be rigged?

GIULIANI: I think what he's taking about is the very unfair media coverage that Republicans get. I know all of those of you in the media don't believe this but you really don't treat us the same way.

The allegations by Ms. Smith, a Gold Star mother, about Hillary Clinton lying to her, got about 0.1 of the coverage that the Khan situation got. Hillary's situation in which the FBI, in an extraordinary memo, found her to be extremely careless in handling top security information, my goodness, I wouldn't hire a person as an assistant U.S. attorney if that was in their FBI background.

We're going to make her President of the United States?

Nobody raises that. Nobody makes a very big deal about that. That's not on the news for five days, six days.

So I think what Donald Trump is reflecting is -- and I know the media always discounts this because you don't like to get criticized. But you don't treat us the same way that you treat Democrats. Hillary, Bill, Obama, they get the benefit of the doubt.

And I mean if Trump had said something like I'm going to raise taxes on the middle class, it would be all over the news. You would be questioning his sanity.

Donald Trump's sanity is already being discussed, not only by us, but by many in the Republican party, Rudy.

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