Rudy Giuliani claimed he was just quoting ‘Game of Thrones’ when he shouted to the public during last Wednesday’s’ Save America’ rally, ‘Let’s have a trial through a fight! before members stormed the Capitol.
In an interview with the newspaper The Hill, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney explained that he was referring to “ the kind of trial that took place against Tyrion in that very famous documentary about fictional medieval England. ”
When Tyrion, who is a very short man, is charged with murder. He’s not committed murder, he can’t defend himself and he’s hiring a champion to defend him, ‘Giuliani said.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s private attorney, told The Hill newspaper that he quoted ‘Game of Thrones’ when he told the ‘Save America’ rally crowd last Wednesday that he wanted a ‘trial by combat’. Members of the crowd later attacked the US Capitol Building
Giuliani told the paper he was talking about “the kind of trial that took place against Tyrion in that very famous documentary about fictional medieval England.” He was referring to Tyrion Lannister, played in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ by Peter Dinklage (pictured)
Giuliani said he was talking about a ‘trial by combat’ in terms of having someone from both sides investigate the Dominion voting machines, insisting that his suggestion was not violent. In ‘Game of Thrones’, the process resulted in Bronn (left) cutting Ser Vardis Egen’s throat (right)
Bronn (right) then throws Ser Vardis Egen (center) through the “moon door,” a hole in the floor that will knock the knight to death if the neck wound has failed. Giuliani said his comments to the crowd ‘did not elicit a violent response’
Giuliani was referring to Tyrion Lannister – the character played by actor Peter Dinklage – and an incident that happened to him in the first season of the hit HBO show.
Game of Thrones is an all-fictional series based on books by fantasy writer George RR Martin.
In the specific episode Giuliani was probably referring to, Lannister was falsely accused of murdering one character, Jon Arryn, and planning to kill another, Bran Stark.
“I’m demanding a trial by fight,” Lannister said as Arryn’s widow Lysa tried to throw him back into her sky cell dungeon.
She chooses Ser Vardis Egen to fight in her honor, while Lannister receives help from Bronn, a knight he met while traveling at an inn.
In his interview with The Hill, Giuliani tried to convey the idea that the suggestion of trial by combat was nonviolent.
In the show, Egen and Bronn fight. Bronn slits Egens throat. And then Bronn throws Egen through a ‘moon door’, a hole in the floor that the knight plunges to his death if the neck wound hasn’t done.
In a later episode of ‘Game of Thrones’, when Lanniser is involved in yet another battle process, a character nicknamed ‘The Mountain’ wins the challenge by crushing the skull of Oberyn Martell, played by ‘Mandalorian’ star Pedro Pascal. .
Giuliani told The Hill that at the meeting he asked for a ‘trial between machines’ – essentially a call to have the ‘crooked’ Dominion voting machines investigated.
“I’m willing to risk my reputation, the president is willing to risk his reputation that we are going to find crime there,” Giuliani said at the rally that sparked the uprising in Capitol Hill. Is Joe Biden willing to risk his reputation for no crime there? No.’
He explained to The Hill, “I challenge them to let us examine their machines. And then I say that the consequences of the trial will be through the struggle if they prove them wrong, we will be extremely ashamed, we will be disgraced. ‘
“If we prove them wrong, they will go to jail,” Giuliani added.
Election officials, including in states like Georgia, where the top officials are Republicans, have called claims of Dominion machines changing ballots nonsense.
Dominion has sued another Trump-affiliated attorney, Sidney Powell, with defamation over “ wild allegations ” she made about the company.
The former New York City mayor said again that he explained ‘trial by combat’ in ‘proper context’.
“It did not provoke a violent response from the crowd,” he insisted. ‘No. The crowd didn’t jump up and say, “lock him up, throw him in jail, go to hell.” I’ve had talks where people jump up and say, “lock him up.” It was not emotional. It was not an emotion-inspiring part of the speech. ‘
“So trying to take it out of context and use it is typical of the crooked left and the press,” argued Giuliani.