It’s been well established that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has racist tendencies, but, this time, it was accidentally posted for the world to see. On Wednesday night, Giuliani posted a YouTube video of himself mocking Asians in a racist way.
Giuliani’s video was an excerpt from his Tuesday interview with Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary for Spicer’s podcast Common Sense, The Daily Beast reports. In the video, Giuliani is seen mocking an Asian accent and bowing.
According to the Independent, there were two versions of the former mayor’s interview posted to YouTube, but the extended version which captured his racist mannerism was uploaded by mistake. In this version, editors kept the cameras rolling after the interview was over—Giuliani evidently was unaware; for several minutes, the screen was black, but eventually, Giuliani appeared on screen again. He is seen and heard speaking to staff who were behind the camera.
It’s believed he was talking to assistant Jayne Zirkle when he started imitating a stereotypical Asian accent and told her that she’s “going to be the most famous model in China.”
“Ah, get me, Jayne Zirkle,” he’s heard saying over and over while using a Chinese accent.
He eventually adds an offensive—Asian-style–bow while saying her name. Finally, the video cuts out.
Last year, Giuliani had a similar technological faux pas. Giuliani butt-dialed an NBC reporter late at night and unknowingly left a voicemail where he can be heard rambling about overseas deals and his need for money. A little more than two weeks later, he accidentally called another reporter and left a voicemail again. In this instance, he was heard saying he had become a target of public attacks for criticizing a powerful Democrat figure.