- Giuliani built Trump’s campaign team in a room with debris “running out on the floor,” says a new book.
- Between election day and the day Giuliani arrived, the room had reportedly not been cleaned.
- The Trump campaign sustained ongoing legal setbacks as they sought to challenge the 2020 election.
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Shortly after the November general election, Rudy Giuliani turned his focus toward assembling a national legal team for then-President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Giuliani, who at the time was Trump’s personal lawyer, needed to assemble a national team on a day of trials set to end shortly after Nov. 14, according to an upcoming book by Michael Wolff.
But the former mayor of New York operated out of a conference room at the campaign’s headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, “filled” with garbage.
Wolff outlined the less-than-ideal situation in “Landslides: The Last Days of the Trump Presidency,” an early copy of which was obtained by Insider.
“The room had not been cleaned since election day eleven days before,” the book said. “Garbage filled the trash cans and ran across the floor. There was a heavy sour or rotting odor – in the trash there was a week-old Buffalo chicken sandwich – mixed with Giuliani’s reliable farting.”
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While the view from the venue was stunning – visitors to the room could see the Potomac River, Capitol and Lincoln Memorial – Giuliani had his back to the window as he was busy strategizing election contacts in key swing states from Arizona and Pennsylvania to Georgia and Michigan, the book said.
In the next few weeks, Giuliani would travel around the country trying to overturn the election results and stop the election certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.
The Trump campaign continued to file over 40 campaign cases, none of which were remotely successful in changing the outcome of the presidential election.
Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, which Trump thought would favor his case because of its 6-3 conservative bend, instead resulted in three major losses.