Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has received much ridicule (again) for a TV interview where he said, “Truth isn’t truth”.
In the fuller exchange that occurred after that clip, we realize that Giuliani was not addressing the deep and long-standing philosophical question about the nature of truth because he goes on to clarify by saying that if, after the private conversation between Trump and former FBI director James Comey, Comey gives one version of events and Trump another, who can say what the truth is? He was implying that we sometimes have a Rashomon-like situation where the information we have is insufficient to determine what really happened or what was said.
Fair enough. But as a lawyer, you would think he would be able to say what he thinks more clearly and precisely and not in such a way that opens him up for mockery. Unless this is all part of a deliberate plan to deflect attention away from the substantive to trivialities.