Why Rudy Giuliani's Inaugural Tweet Is Causing A Stir

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani celebrated Inauguration Day in a way that not everyone appreciated. As President Elect Joe Biden was officially sworn into oath as the 46th President of the United States of America at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 20, Giuliani took to his Twitter page to praise the 45th President, Donald Trump, for being one of the "greatest" presidents of all time.

"As the clouds of hatred recede and time lets the light of reason prevail. History will record Trump as one of our greatest Presidents. Great achievements foreign and domestic, despite unprecedented opposition," he declared, along with a photo of himself and the former president. 

"Thank God for the grace He bestows on the United States of America," Giuliani added.

Following the sharing of Giuliani's message, Trump's personal lawyer was met with a number of messages from his fans, his followers, and his critics, some of whom supported his messages, and others who reminded Giuliani that he was not named on the list of 74 people who were pardoned in the final hours of Trump's presidency (via NBC). 

Rudy Giuliani was not pardoned by Donald Trump

"It's too late for a pardon, you do know that?" one Twitter user asked in response to Giuliani's tweet. "Lol get a lawyer," another advised. Someone else warned that Giuliani could be headed for "jail time" after failing to nab one of Trump's coveted pardons. "You goin' to prison," wrote a fourth person.

In the final hours of his presidency, Trump offered last-minute pardons to 74 people, including Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne, Casey Urlacher, and Bob Zangrillo, and commuted the sentences of 70 more.

While the exact nature of Giuliani's potential crimes was deemed as "unclear" in a report shared by The New York Times earlier this month, it was noted by the outlet that he was being investigated last summer by federal prosecutors in Manhattan who believe he took part in shady business dealings in Ukraine. It was also revealed that Giuliani may have had a role in ousting the American ambassador who was working out of the European country.