Trump's inner circle is telling him that Giuliani and the rest of his legal team are making him look like an idiot, report says
As of Thursday, none of the Trump campaign's 22 lawsuits challenging the 2020 presidential election results had been successful.
Multiple confidants of President Donald Trump are telling him the behavior and actions of his legal team are making him "look like an idiot," as The Daily Beast put it, citing two people with knowledge of the conversations in a report Wednesday.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who has acted as Trump's personal attorney since 2018, was put in charge of the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the US election result on November 14.
Since President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election, Trump has made few public appearances, leaving Giuliani to take center stage as Trump challenges the integrity of the election.
Giuliani's conduct, including legal slipups, however, has drawn ridicule.
Giuliani listening as Trump spoke in the White House Briefing Room on September 27. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images
On November 8, Giuliani hosted a press conference in the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a Philadelphia garden center, in an apparent mix-up with the luxury hotel Four Seasons.