REPORT: Rudy Giuliani Rushed To Hospital For Emergency Surgery
Former New York City Mayor and Trump booster Rudy Giuliani was rushed to emergency surgery after a bad fall over the weekend.
New York Post reports:
Talking about his quadriceps tendon surgery, the former mayor exclusively told Page Six from his hospital bed, “I was a catcher from a very young age, and I have suffered with ‘catcher’s knee’ for years, and the doctors said it would deteriorate.”
And, “Then my knee gave way when I was walking on Sunday . . . I tried to get up but [my wife] Judith ordered me not to move. If it hadn’t been for her, the injury would have been a lot worse. I now call her ‘Nurse Nancy.’ I swear to God, it was my first day of vacation and we’d planned to play a lot of golf. I don’t think I will be playing golf for a few weeks. But I am already up and limping around. I’m a tough guy, so this isn’t going to stop me.”
Giuliani fell as he and Judith hosted a barbecue for friends, including Somers and Jonathan Farkas and Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola, at their Long Island home.
Judith told Page Six, “It is a good thing that I am a trained nurse, because when he fell I saw his leg had fallen in an unnatural way. Our guests wanted to pick him up — he’s a tough guy and he wanted to get up — and I said he should not move. It was an instant red flag. When I looked at the limb, I knew if he got up it would just do more damage.”
Giuliani was reportedly being considered to replace Sessions amid President Trump’s dust up with the Attorney General in July.
President Trump is so unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has raised the possibility of bringing back Rudolph Giuliani to head the Justice Department, according to West Wing confidants.
- In internal conversations, Trump has recently pondered the idea of nominating Giuliani, a stalwart of his campaign.
- Even before last week’s blast at Sessions in a New York Times interview, Trump had expressed fury at Sessions — also one of the first prominent Republicans to back the Trump campaign — for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
- And in a Monday morning tweet, Trump referred to “our beleaguered A.G.” not investigating Hillary Clinton.
Our thought bubble: Trump often muses about possible personnel moves that he never makes, sometimes just to gauge the listener’s reaction. So the Giuliani balloon may go nowhere.
President Trump recently told the New York Times he would not have selected Jeff Sessions to be AG had he known the former Senator would have recused himself from the Russia probe.