Former mayor Rudy Giuliani’s biography by Andrew Kirtzman

Rudy Giuliani, born in 1944, engaged himself in the law profession, became well-known as a prosecutor for taking on crime, and then ran as a Republican for mayor of New York City in 1993. His eccentric attitude contributed to New York’s image as a hot mess. He ran to the left on social issues like homosexual rights and abortion. To leave a failing marriage, the mayor lodged with a lesbian couple in the same room.

Kirtzman details Giuliani’s rise and terrible fall and analyzes the “hero narrative” that once elevated a person who comes across as mentally unstable and physically unattractive today.

Giuliani’s handling of 9/11 gave him a “godlike” appearance, and one devoted New Yorker raised the stakes by proclaiming, “He is God!” He was referred to as “America’s mayor,” a loyal protector who had envious communities everywhere. The Queen bestowed upon him an honorary knighthood.

Trump and Giuliani’s Bond

The biography is at its sharpest when detailing the lifelong connection between Trump and Giuliani. Giuliani’s behaviors at City Hall, including twisting the truth, making fun of legal restraints, and threatening reporters, were mimicked by Trump because of the previous power balance that favored him. He is now perceived as Trump’s pawn.

When Giuliani slapped Trump

Giuliani frequently invoked racism as an excuse to insult the victim after police killed an unarmed man. For a yearly show in 2000, Trump and Rudy performed a comedy in which Rudy acted as a lady, and Trump touched his artificial breast. He then hit Trump and shouted at him.

Giuliani: A Serious Figure

But there was no denying that he was a serious person when an aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center. As seen by Kirtzman, Giuliani commanded and remained calm while directing emergency services from the streets. The episode helped him establish a reputation comparable to President Bush‘s.

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Giuliani Lost Decorum and Decency

Unlike tragic heroes with the elegance to die as they hit the ground, Giuliani seems absurdly resilient and immune to shame.

Sacha Baron Cohen trapped him into meeting up with a guest who misrepresented Borat’s flirtatious young daughter while covertly shooting him lying on a hotel bed with his hand shoved in his pants. However, he claimed he was fixing his shirt. He initially lost his moral bearings before losing his sense of decorum and decency.

Desire for Fame and Wealth Led to Giuliani’s Self-Destruction

Rudy had wrapped his ethical delusion around him. He didn’t see how bad things were; he believed he was always right. The same remarkable confidence that enabled him to clean up New York and lead it through 9/11 drove him to self-destruction.

Giuliani has just fallen, giving in to his desire for fame and wealth and using the rusted remnants of his legal knowledge to defend criminality.


1. What is the full name of Rudy Giuliani?
A. Rudy Giuliani’s full name is Rudolph William Giuliani.

2. When was Rudy Giuliani elected mayor of New York?
B. Rudy Giuliani became the 107th Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994, to December 31, 2001.

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