Rudy Giuliani has criticized Fox News for giving him “probation” after reports the network had banned him from appearing over his false claims about the outcome of the 2020 election.
The former New York City mayor appeared on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast Friday and the pair discussed his discredited claims that former President Trump hadn’t lost the election to Joe Biden.
Citing a Politico story, Bannon said Giuliani is on “double secret probation” at Fox News.
Bannon said, “Fox didn’t allow Rudy Giuliani to appear on Fox and Friends on the morning of September 11 – now they’re telling you you went on a secret probation there that no one knew about?”
Giuliani replied, “It’s very strange that I’m on probation at a time when just about everything I’ve said is confirmed.”
“And they’re actually reporting all the things they claim I’ve misled.”
On Friday, Giuliani discussed his probation at Fox News about misinformation he was spreading about the 2020 presidential election during a podcast with Steve Bannon.
Giuliani expressed frustration at being banned for what he believed to be legitimately confirmed information about the former president’s election loss to Joe Biden
Politico reported Friday that the 77-year-old had been banned from the network for the past three months, but said he didn’t learn of the probation until his place to appear on Sept. 11 was cancelled.
Giuliani was initially slated to join the network’s Fox & Friends to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, but was told the night before that his services were not needed by host Pete Hegseth.
The ban also reportedly applies to his son Andrew, who has announced his intention to become governor of New York in May.
Giuliani said, “There would be no reason to involve Andrew. And gosh, they do a proper divorce from Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. It’s outrageous.’
Both Fox News and Rudy Giuliani are currently being sued by Dominican Voting Systems for their statements that the company’s voting machines somehow tallied votes for Joe Biden intended for Donald Trump.
Fox News faces a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit and Giuliani is being sued for $1.3 billion, according to the Huffington Post.
The polling station had become a target of Trump and his supporters in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, and claims of rampant voter fraud have since been widely debunked.
Earlier in the day on Friday, Politico reported that the 77-year-old had been banned from Fox News (headquarters pictured above) for three months.
A man carries a flag that reads ‘TRUMP WON’ before a meeting with former President Donald Trump on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia
Giuliani tried to explain the faulty reasoning behind his Fox News ban by claiming that the information he stated has since been supported by facts. nothing he said about the former president’s election loss has been confirmed.
The former NYC mayor insisted that his claims have now been confirmed that the Arizona election was stolen from the former president.
That’s despite an election audit at the request of the state’s Republican Senate verified that Biden won the state in a report released Friday.
During his appearance on Bannon’s podcast on Friday, Giuliani attempted to double down on his claims of voter fraud.
“As this stuff in Arizona confirms one of the things they would have said a week ago that I was misleading them about.”
Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for then-President Donald Trump, applauds during a “Save America Rally” near the White House in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021
Donald Trump and his supporters targeted Dominican voting systems in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, and claims of rampant voter fraud have since been invalidated
“The Arizona thing was clearly fraudulent. There is no doubt that it was fraudulent.”
“The numbers in Maricopa County would have changed the outcome of the election.”
Giuliani added that the network’s coverage of the election is in fact from him, via the New York Post.
“Now, every time (Fox News) reports something through the New York Post, they report ME! I gave it to the New York Post, you know that,” he told Bannon.
“The New York Post had nothing. I gave them the hard drive and every fact they have is mine.”