The Trump administration sought to distance itself from Rudy Giuliani's dramatic public statements about Iran and North Korea, saying that U.S. President Donald Trump's new lawyer does not speak for the president on matters of foreign policy.
According to the Associated Press, the president "is growing increasingly irritated" with Giuliani's "frequently off-message media blitz".
She then went on to say that both Trump and multiple White House officials are "very exasperated" with Giuliani - and some are even questioning whether he is "all there mentally".
In that same interview, Giuliani created one more headline on another matter when he implied Trump could plead the fifth if called to testify regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe. If the two teams are unable to come to an agreement and Trump is subpoenaed for an interview, Giuliani told CBS that he will fight the subpoena.
Since joining the team, Giuliani has seemed to confirm that Trump gave his attorney Michael Cohen $130,000 after paying Stormy Daniels hush money, but denies knowing much about the case.
After his interview with Hannity, Giuliani said his revelation about the reimbursement was made with Trump's approval. But he later told NBC News that the payment had nothing to do with the campaign and was instead meant to "prevent personal embarrassment and heartache to his wife", first lady Melania Trump.
"We got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today", Giuliani said. The president called Giuliani a "great guy" who "really has his heart in" handling Trump's legal work, adding that the former USA attorney was just "learning the subject matter".