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Rudy Giuliani yanked off the air for ‘stolen election’ rant on WABC radio show

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was suspended with out pay from his WABC radio show for ranting about the “stolen” 2020 election — deepening the legally embattled ex-lawyer’s monetary woes, The Post has discovered.

In an additional fall from grace, the bankrupt, twice-indicted ex-attorney for Donald Trump was yanked from the air by billionaire grocery store mogul and radio station proprietor John Catsimatidis.

“He did it to himself,” Catsimatidis instructed The Post on Friday.

“I thought he was a great mayor for the city of New York so I always try to support him. But you can’t cross the line.”

Giuliani, 79, went on a “stolen election” tirade throughout the remaining three minutes of “The Rudy Giuliani Show” Thursday, violating a company-wide coverage “not to state, suggest or imply that the election results are not valid,” in response to Catsimatidis, who runs Red Apple Media.

Catsimatidis stated he had despatched Giuliani a letter warning him that he’s “prohibited from engaging in conversations relating to the 2020 Presidential Election” — prompting the disgraced mayor to allegedly fireplace off a defiant textual content to the billionaire.

“Please understand I am disregarding every order given in this letter,” he purportedly texted Friday afternoon.

Catsimatidis stated he fired again, “I’ve got to take you off the network effective immediately.”

“Does that mean you’re firing me?” Giuliani requested — to which Catsimatidis had not but responded as of Friday night.

Giuliani instructed The Post he had no concept the firm coverage existed, claiming he’s been speaking about the 2020 election on the air for the previous three years.

“They don’t want me to say it’s stolen, they don’t want me to talk about the election at all. It’s so broad,” he stated.

 Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Washington, Dec. 15, 2023
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was suspended Friday from billionaire grocery store tycoon John Catsimatidis’ radio show for ranting about the “stolen” 2020 election. AP

“I am being told here to promise that I will engage in no conversations relating to the 2020 presidential election. Who the hell could promise that except a liar?” he stated.

“It is a blow to me. Absolutely,” he added.

Giuliani stated he was making $15,000 a month from working at WABC Radio station, including about the CEO of grocery chains Gristedes and D’Agostino Supermarkets: “He was paying me what I would regard as peanuts.”

He stated that he nonetheless has reveals on X and on Newsmax that generate revenue.

His on-air rant Thursday was edited out, stated Catsimatidis, who added that his “stolen election” speak had gotten worse in current days.

John Castmatidis at The 3rd Annual BACK THE BLUE rally outside the WABC Radio Station at 800 3rd Avenue in Manhattan
“He did it to himself,” Catsimatidis instructed The Post on Friday. Paul Martinka

“He was pushing it very hard the last week or so,” Catsimatidis stated.

Hailed as “America’s Mayor” in the 9/11-era, Giuliani now faces a mountain of authorized payments to struggle felony circumstances in Arizona and Georgia, the place he was charged with attempting to overturn the 2020 election.

He additionally must pay attorneys to defend him in opposition to a number of civil circumstances, together with by the voting machine corporations Dominion and Smartmatic and a former affiliate who accused him of sexual assault.

Giuliani filed for Bankruptcy in New York in December, claiming he owed as much as $500 million after a devastating $148 million civil courtroom ruling in opposition to him.

In that case, the facts-challenged ex-attorney was ordered to pay two Georgia election employees he defamed after the 2020 presidential election.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani departs the U.S. District Courthouse after he was ordered to pay $148 million in his defamation case in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2023
Giuliani, 79, went on a “stolen election” tirade throughout the remaining three minutes of “The Rudy Giuliani Show” Thursday, violating a company-wide coverage “not to state, suggest or imply that the election results are not valid.” REUTERS

Giuliani estimated at the time that he owed $153 million.

In January, he promised a New York chapter courtroom that he’d restrict his spending to a sky-high $43,000 per thirty days — however rapidly failed to stay to the price range.

He reportedly blew by way of almost $120,000 that very same month, shopping for “60 transactions on Amazon, multiple entertainment subscriptions, various Apple services and products, Uber rides, and payment of some of his business partner’s personal credit card bill,” the  New York Times reported final week.

Working as a lawyer himself is off the desk, too. Guiliani, who can be a former federal prosecutor, had his regulation license suspended in New York City in 2021. 

He faces disbarment for “his utter disregard for facts,” which  “denigrate the legal profession,” a panel stated final yr.

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