How the mighty (or at least the sweaty) have fallen.
Former New York City Mayor and Donald Trump ally Rudy Giuliani is the subject of multiple active criminal investigations and lawsuits related to his lobbying activities and post-election lies—and the legal bills are reportedly piling up. What’s worse for the Big Lie Guy is that his old pal Trump has apparently refused to help bear the financial burden that’s resulted from his abject loyalty. So where do exiles from Trump Tower’s golden confines go to scrape together some much needed dough? Cameo, of course.
This week, Giuliani materialized on the site, which lets people pay for personalized pre-recorded videos from their favorite celebs and pseudocelebs, charging $275 a pop for short dispatches to fans. So far he’s gotten three glowing reviews, including a five-star review from “Moshe,” who said, “Mr. Giuliani. Thank you so much!!! That was perfect, you answered my questions thoroughly, and also inspired me along the way. You are truly an a [sic] american icon, and thank you for all of your great service to this country. Again, thank you for the great experience with your cameo message for me. God bless!!!!”
Giuliani isn’t the only former Trumpworlder seeking out a paying audience on the site. One-time Trump White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, who was reportedly forced out of the role, is on the platform describing himself as “just a guy who loves SciFi, cigars, and the greatest nation on God’s Green Earth: America!” His videos start at just $99, a bargain gift for any white nationalist on your list.
George Papadopoulos, the former Trump aide and failed California congressional candidate who served two weeks in prison for lying to the FBI during the Mueller probe, is taking $100 in exchange for birthday wishes.
Then there’s Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, who went to prison in 2019 after pleading guilty to multiple federal crimes, including two counts for crimes he appears to have committed on behalf of Trump. Cohen has since registered as a Democrat and written a tell-all book about his time working for Trump. His vids start at $100 a pop.
And people who are still very much in 45’s inner circle are represented as well. Donald Trump Jr., who’s become famous for bizarre video rants, is charging at least $500 for personalized messages to fans. His girlfriend, Fox News talking head (and ex-wife of Gavin Newsom) Kimberly Guilfoyle, is making videos for $200 each. Before you make jokes about them padding their teeth-whitening fund, both Jr. and Guilfoyle are donating their proceeds to charity.
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