Maybe you thought you’d seen all of the bizarre and even disturbing things that social media has to offer. But thanks to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a new page has now been added to the pantheon of WTF?! offerings that can be found on the internet.
According to HuffPost, Giuliani posted the video on Twitter as a political attack on Terry McAuliffe, who is running as the Democratic nominee to be the next governor of Virginia:
The Donald Trump henchman and former New York City mayor created a video with a filter that was supposed to make him look like former President Abraham Lincoln. Then, as Lincoln, Giuliani recorded a message in an indeterminate accent urging supporters to vote against Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor who is running again for the position in next month’s election.
In the video, Rudy/Abe declares:
“Virginia, vote against the man who dishonored our past by selling my bedroom hundreds and hundreds of times to scoundrels in a pay-for-play scheme! In my time, we had a name for men who sold bedrooms for one night. In your time, the name is Terry McAuliffe! End the Clinton sleaze once and for all!”
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 19, 2021
The reference Rudy is making to Lincoln involves something that too place during the administration of former President Bill Clinton, who was accused of big financial donors to spend a night on the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. At the time, McAuliffe was chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
But reaction to Giuliani’s unusual posting made it clear that he’d only succeeded in humiliating himself yet again:
Congrats, Rudy. This is the second-worst thing a bad actor did to Lincoln. https://t.co/4qJ3AwxiRJ
— Frank Lesser (@sadmonsters) October 20, 2021
Why does he look like an extra from Planet of the Apes? https://t.co/lDcFoQBFgC
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) October 20, 2021
You mean a room like this? pic.twitter.com/DEzyF4CA8l
— 🎃 Margaret Sheehan (@MargareMSheehan) October 20, 2021
There’s a LOT to unpack here but I just am fascinated how Abe sounds German at the end. 🤷 https://t.co/862xVXndxU
— No More Plato’s Cave (@NoMorePlatosCav) October 20, 2021
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