A video of Rudy Giuliani mocking Asians by speaking in a fake accent and bowing was accidentally uploaded on YouTube on Wednesday night.
The former mayor of New York City and President Donald Trump’s current personal lawyer put on a stereotypical Asian accent while bowing with his hands clasped together and talking about ordering Chinese food in the video.
An extended version of the video was set to private but not before clips made rounds on social media.
When the racism is on tape. The President’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is seen mocking Asians. pic.twitter.com/os3zesH24A
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 15, 2020
The remarks were made on his podcast, “Common Sense,” on Tuesday when Giuliani interviewed former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the Daily Beast first reported.
“Ah, get me Jayne Zirkle,” he said with an accent, referring to one of his aides and apparently not noticing the camera was still rolling.
“What would you like to have for dinner? Jayne Zirkle,” Giuliani added.
Democratic congressman Ted Lieu condemned the video on Twitter, criticizing both Giuliani and Trump.
Dear @RudyGiuliani & @realDonaldTrump: Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in America, including in multiple swing states.
API voters make up 11% of the electorate in Nevada; 5.5% in Texas & 4.7% in Georgia. So keep doubling down on your racism; see you in November. https://t.co/rj42YtViMQ
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 15, 2020
NextShark has reached out to Giuliani’s “Common Sense” podcast for further comment. Zirkle’s social media accounts have since been set to private.
Feature Image via @bubbaprog