Stephen Colbert Goes After Rudy Giuliani's Changing Statements: 'He is Clearly Lying'

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert went after President Donald Trump's lawyer and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani in his Monday night monologue, describing Giuliani as a "natural disaster" and saying he had been "clearly lying" during his multiple TV appearances.

Giuliani caused new headaches for Trump last week when he suggested on Sean Hannity's Fox News show that the president had in fact known about a payment made by his lawyer Michael Cohen to the adult actress Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels. Trump had previously told reporters he was unaware of the payment.

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After Trump said that Giuliani would "get his facts straight," Colbert joked that Giuliani was "using a classic legal strategy. Step one: Go on every TV show known to man. Step two: Learn the facts of your case."

In an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos, Giuliani said "how do you separate fact and opinion?" while being grilled over his conflicting statements. "It can be very hard to separate fact and opinion," Colbert noted during his monologue.

"For instance, it's my opinion that he is clearly lying but that's also a fact," Colbert said to loud cheers from his audience.

Colbert noted the allegations made by Daniels that her affair with Trump happened just four months after Melania Trump had given birth to their son Barron. Reacting to boos from his audience, Colbert said "no, no, no, don't boo, don't boo, this is very common, it's all covered in the prenatal handbook 'What To Expect When You're Expecting Your Husband To Sleep With A Porn Star.'"

The prenatal advice book we hope you never, ever need. #LSSC

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