Giuliani mimicked the gesture and said, “Don’t do this to me.”
Oliver was left stunned by the exchange.
“Don’t do this to you?” said Oliver after playing the clip. “You just said ‘truth isn’t truth.’ That’s not acceptable from a president’s lawyer. It’s barely acceptable from a sophomore philosophy major who just tried molly for the first time. ‘Truth isn’t truth, man ― and also, toes are just feet-fingers. I feel warm.’”
While the “truth isn’t truth” line received most of the attention, Oliver said “in fairness to Giuliani ― the Ken Bone of 9/11 ― that was not the dumbest thing he said in that interview.”
That came later when Giuliani admitted that the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, which included Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian with ties to the Kremlin, was for the purpose of obtaining dirt on rival Hillary Clinton.
“What is Giuliani doing and why does the White House keep letting him go on TV?” Oliver asked. “Because at this rate, Trump is going to wind up behind bars with Giuliani visiting him and saying, ’Don’t worry Donald, ‘prison isn’t prison.’”