Rudy Giuliani’s appointment to President Trump's legal team is only the latest in a long list of blunders that Trump has made, writes Gail Collins in The New York Times. The former New York mayor went on the air admitting that Trump paid his lawyer Michael Cohen back for the $130,000 given to Stormy Daniels. Previously, Cohen had insisted this payment was made without the president’s knowledge. Giuliani also indicated the payment had been made to avoid the story coming out right before the election. This could categorize it as a campaign contribution, which wasn’t reported and therefore illegal. Giuliani is making a mess of defending Trump.
While not immediately apparent, Rudy Giuliani’s revelations may be helping President Trump, suggests Michael Graham of CBS News. While rash, adding fuel to the fire of criticism against Trump also adds to the pile of allegations that have resulted in no real conviction. Americans have been told for two years by the mainstream media that Trump is colluding with Russia, while no concrete proof has emerged. Giuliani’s comments as one of Trump's attorneys add to the confusion and push more people to just tune out from the chaos of US politics. This way, people have less patience to care about every new story. Trump is being protected by Giuliani.