Donald and Rudy: Two Peas in a Pod

Journalist Wayne Barrett, who has written about Rudy Giuliani for decades, is back, with a scathing comparison of Rudy and Thump. He says the "the onetime comb-over twins just had too much in common" not to align with each other this time around.

The wife stuff is pretty funny. [More...]

Then there's the wife trifecta. No one in American public life, other than perhaps their kindred spirit Newt Gingrich, has ever mastered the art of a bad divorce like Rudy and Donald, carrying on as if spousal humiliation was the point.

Ask the kids. When Trump married mistress Marla Maples nearly four years after he walked out on Ivana, the three convention stars, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric, didn't show up. Andrew and Caroline Giuliani made strained appearances at Rudy's 2003 wedding to Judi Nathan, but in 2007, both distanced themselves from their father's presidential pursuit, with Caroline Facebooking her preference for Obama, as close to the ex-mayor's heart as she could plunge the dagger.

Rudy's wife Donna found out he wanted a divorce when he announced it on TV, just as Marla had a couple of years before. Rudy then chose Mother's Day to alert the press that he would be having dinner with his new love and led the cameras on a 10-block walk with her after dinner, kissing her goodbye while his wife and kids simmered. His divorce lawyer declared "we're going to have to pry her off the chandeliers to get her out of" Gracie Mansion.

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    The various scandals involving the ... (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Sep 05, 2016 at 01:13:56 PM EST
    ... the respective personal lives and multiple marriages of Trump and Giuliani are of no concern to me. The stuff about their wives and kids, while certainly regrettable and perhaps reflective of the self-absorbed and haphazard way they've both gone through life, is tabloid fodder and nothing more.

    However, the pay-for-play / quid pro quo aspect of their relationship with one another, by which then-U.S. Attorney Giuliani purportedly quashed a federal investigation into Trump's alleged mob ties in exchange for financial support of his nascent 1989 mayoral campaign, should be of great concern to us all, given that it highlights THE most corrosive aspect of American politics.


    It would be nice (none / 0) (#1)
    by jbindc on Mon Sep 05, 2016 at 11:27:00 AM EST
    If the media would focus on things like this, instead of just EMAILS!