/  10.15.2020

Rudy Giuliani is under fire after his team accidentally uploaded a video of him being racist to his personal YouTube account.

According to The Daily Beast, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer was in the short clip mocking Asians with an artificial accent. The video, which was posted on Wednesday (Oct. 14), showed Giuliani discussing ordering Chinese food with some of his aides.

The former New York mayor and his team were unaware that the cameras were rolling during their conversation. “Ah so, Jayne Zirkle,” Giuliani joked, referring to one of his assistants in the video. “Get me Jayne Zirkle.” He also said that she was “going to be the most famous model in China.”

While laughing, he continued to repeat her name. He then started pantomiming a bow, as his team tried to direct him back to speaking about the interview. A few moments later, the video cut out.

This isn’t his first time Giuliani has had a mishap with technology. Last year, he accidentally butt-dialed a NBC reporter late at night.

The reporter woke up to a three minute-long voice message from Giuliani. In the message, he discussed his need for money and his overseas business transactions. Just 18 days prior to this call, he butt-dialed another reporter, who let the call go to voicemail. In that call, he complained to another person about being the target of public attacks because he criticized a Democrat.

Democratic congressman Ted Lieu denounced Giuliani’s actions in the video on Twitter. He tweeted, “Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in America, including in multiple swing states…So keep doubling down on your racism; see you in November.”

The video has since been marked “private” on his YouTube account. Giuliani has not responded to other outlets’ request for comment. Check out the video of Giuliani below.


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