CNN’s Douglas Brinkley on Giuliani Saying He Won’t Go to Ukraine: Was an ‘Idiotic’ Idea in the First Place

Don Lemon and a CNN panel blasted Rudy Giuliani last night after the president’s lawyer said he’s no longer planning to travel to Ukraine.

Giuliani made the announcement on Fox News and said, “I believe I was walking into a bunch of people, one of whom already has found to be involved on this that I wasn’t aware of, and I think this was a set-up.”

CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told Lemon, “Once again, Rudy Giuliani’s playing the fool’s role.”

“It was an idiotic idea to go to the Ukraine in the first place,” he continued. “He was interfering with American presidential politics, we was going to walk into a buzzsaw. Now he’s going on Fox and he’s insulting Ukraine.”

He said maybe Giuliani’s own lawyers thought better of the idea.

CNN global affairs analyst Susan Glasser was stunned by “the chutzpah of this” to have been seriously entertained at all, adding, “We’ll see if they keep pursuing it.”

You can watch above, via CNN.

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