Rudy Giuliani used a face filter to impersonate Abraham Lincoln and make a debunked claim about Terry McAuliffe

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Rudy Giuliani speaks in front of a projected photo of his face.
Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Alex Wong/Getty Images
  • Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani tweeted a video featuring an Abraham Lincoln face filter.

  • In his impersonation of Lincoln, Giuliani repeated a debunked claim about Virginia's ex-governor.

  • "End the Clinton sleaze once and for all!" Giuliani said in his rendition of a 19th Century accent.

In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani associated himself with a different US president by using a face filter.

The former New York City mayor attempted to impersonate Abraham Lincoln in the video, speaking in what appeared to be his own rendition of a 19th Century American accent. Speaking from his study with the same backdrop he uses for podcasts and other media appearances, Giuliani appeared with an extended top-hat and chin beard superimposed onto his face.

In the video, Giuliani urges Virginia voters to defeat Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, in his renewed gubernatorial bid.

"Virginia, vote against the man who dishonored our past by selling my bedroom hundreds and hundreds of times to scoundrels in a pay-for-play scheme," Giuliani said in his Lincoln accent, referring to a debunked claim that McAuliffe was selling the White House's Lincoln bedroom for access during his time as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration.

"In my time, we had a name for men who sold bedrooms for one night," Giuliani continued. "In your time, the name is Terry McAuliffe. End the Clinton sleaze once and for all!"

"Seeing another member of the tinfoil hat crew go all in for Glenn Youngkin is entirely unsurprising; he's all in for them!" Manuel Bonder, a spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Virginia, told Insider in a statement. "Donald Trump and his allies are backing Youngkin for one reason: he is completely loyal to them, and they know that if elected, Glenn will do exactly what Trump says. He belongs nowhere near the governorship."

As Insider's John Dorman recently reported, McAuliffe's renewed gubernatorial bid - which comes in a significantly altered statewide electorate than what he was used to in the last decade - has turned into a bellwether for the Democratic Party's chances of hanging onto their Congressional majorities in the 2022 midterms.

As of early Wednesday evening, the McAuliffe had not addressed the Giuliani video on his campaign social media channels.

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