唐纳德·特朗普总统的法律团队举行的新闻发布会是虚假宣传运动的一部分，虚假地指控 2020 年 11 月大选中的大规模选民欺诈。
美国总统唐纳德·特朗普的个人律师鲁迪·朱利亚尼（Rudy Giuliani）建议在 2020 年投票的法庭案件中使用 1992 年电影《我的表哥文尼》中看到的法律策略。
On Nov. 19, 2020, outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal legal team held a news conference in which it promoted the falsehood that the 2020 election was beset by massive voter fraud, arguing that Trump should be installed as president even though he lost the election to Democrat Joe Biden.
During the nearly hour-long news conference, Giuliani made a reference to one of Trump’s false narratives: That Republican election monitors weren’t allowed to view the ballot counting process in Michigan, a state Biden won. In so doing, Giuliani referenced the popular 1992 movie “My Cousin Vinny.” In that fish-out-of-water movie, Joe Pesci plays a New York lawyer who goes to rural Alabama to defend his young cousin against murder charges.
Here are Giuliani’s exact words:
We could do like a, did you all watch “My Cousin Vinny”? You know the movie? It’s one of my favorite law movies, cause he comes from Brooklyn. And when the nice lady said she saw, and then he says to her, “How many fingers do I — How many fingers do I got up?” And she says, “Three.”
Giuliani was referencing a scene in the movie when Pesci’s character, Vinny Gambini, tests the eyesight of a myopic witness to prove she couldn’t have seen what she claimed to have seen. Giuliani argued that witnesses monitoring vote counting in Michigan were too far away to see what was happening. It was a claim made by the Trump campaign in an election-related lawsuit, but the lawsuit was withdrawn on Nov. 18, 2020.
Video of Giuliani’s statement can be seen embedded in this tweet posted by Vox journalist Aaron Rupar:
Giuliani's reenacts a scene from "My Cousin Vinny" and then casually accuses Biden of crimes. Unhinged. pic.twitter.com/3RKJeX8cWs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 19, 2020