Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani inspired several reactions on social media after streaks of black were seen trickling down his face as he addressed a press conference.
Even though the election results clearly point to Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory, the legal team of Trump’s campaign held a press conference Thursday to keep claiming voter fraud. What made more headlines and got people talking were the streaks of black colour that ran down Giuliani’s face.
The 76-year-old former New York mayor wiped his and forehead but didn’t seem to realise there were dark streaks running from his hairline on either side of his face.
For many people on social media, the debate quickly became about whether it was bad hair dye or bronzer running down his face. It inspired memes and photoshopped versions, with some referring to him as ‘The Melting Man’.
Rudy Giuliani’s hair dye (or bronzer?) is dripping and he has no idea. I’m crying literally laughing. pic.twitter.com/9YILolkZY4
— Aaron Horwitz (@AaronTheH) November 19, 2020
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) November 19, 2020
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 19, 2020
— GuillaumeTC (@GuillaumeTC) November 19, 2020
Here’s why you should hire union hair and makeup professionals: pic.twitter.com/84urAAuh9E
— IATSE (@IATSE) November 19, 2020
Trump’s legal strategy meltdown in one picture. pic.twitter.com/NcWRB0zY3o
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) November 19, 2020
— Irish Dave (@iamirishdave) November 20, 2020
Rudy Giuliani is an attorney to dye for.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) November 19, 2020
— Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸 (@MattGaetzLiver) November 19, 2020
They forgot to properly refrigerate Rudy and now the poor guy is melting. pic.twitter.com/8nsdvoKF1s
— 𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕖𝕥 🌹 (@reset_by_peer) November 19, 2020
— Crazy Dog Lady (@toots953) November 20, 2020
Literally me watching Rudy Giuliani’s press briefing pic.twitter.com/EI55MCqE4H
— Saint Hoax (@SaintHoax) November 19, 2020
— Shawn P. Fitzgerald (@ShawnPFitzgera1) November 19, 2020
— Daniel Archila (@DanielArchilaB) November 20, 2020
— Amy Stone (@Stone__Amy) November 19, 2020
— Adam Schwarz (@AdamJSchwarz) November 19, 2020
— Uncle Bingo (@ItsUrUncleBingo) November 19, 2020
Although the popular theory was that it was hair colour, hairstylists consulted by the The New York Times disagreed on what might have caused it. Their theories? A bad dye job, a root touchup product like a mascara or a touchup spray.
Rudy Giuliani and other Trump lawyers repeatedly accused the media of disregarding their claims. They also reiterated a debunked conspiracy theory that Venezuela could have hacked election results through machines used by local authorities.
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