Morning Joe Blasts Rudy Giuliani as 'Train Wreck' Who 'Would Fall Asleep in Meetings'

President Donald Trump's newest lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had a failed bid for secretary of state, is a "train wreck" who couldn't stay awake during meetings, hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe claimed Monday morning.

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A new addition to Trump's legal team, Giuliani last week made several explosive statements, including that Trump was aware of a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her silent on an alleged affair—breaking with the president's previous comments. Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough said Giuliani further unraveled, "playing stand-in Secretary of State, spitting on prepared remarks," referencing Giuliani's statement that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be releasing American prisoners.

"It seemed completely out of control," Scarborough said of the remark Giuliani later backtracked on.

"We have to remember this is a man that the White House worked furiously to get as secretary of state, even though they were admitting privately during the transition that Rudy Giuliani had lost quite a few steps. He would fall asleep in the middle of meetings—actually five minutes into meetings—and his head would be rested on his chest," Scarborough said. "He wasn't completely all there. Those were the words of Donald Trump and those around him back two years ago."

Scarborough's co-host, Mika Brzezinski, said Trump appeared to have "lost control" of Giuliani.

"I'm not sure why it's taken so long to realize this. Maybe one of the events of the past five days with Rudy that we've covered would be enough," Brzezinski said. "The guy seems to be a train wreck."

Michael Avenatti, attorney for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, also called Giuliani's most recent interview on television a "train wreck."

Trump on Friday said of Giuliani, "He'll get his facts straight.

"There has been a lot of misinformation, really. People wanting to say—and I say, you know what, learn before you speak," Trump continued.

Giuliani dropped out from Trump's shortlist for secretary of state in late 2016, and said in a statement that the decision was "not about me" but rather "about what is best for the country and the new administration."

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at Trump Tower in New York City on January 12, 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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