The director and “my cousin Vinny” star responded to Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, quoting the film at a recent press conference.
On Thursday, Giuliani partially re-filmed one of the scenes in the film, dubbed one of his favorite legal films, in which the woman’s vision is challenged in court to illustrate that MPs are allegedly not allowing the vote count in Pennsylvania to be looked at closely enough.
“The dear lady who said she saw, then said, how many fingers did I stand up with?” and says three. Well, it was too far away to tell you there were only two. These people were further away than my cousin Vinny from the witness. They couldn’t see anything, Giuliani said.
The viral moment sparked a response from director Jonathan Lynn, who mocked Giulian in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
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I consider “Giuliani’s” cousin, Vinny’s “praise to be generous from the man who is currently giving the Comedy of the Year,” he told the outlet.
Meanwhile, Marisa Tomei, who received an Oscar for Vinny’s love interest in the role of Mona Lisa Vito in the 1992 film shared a gif the character who was not impressed by the inscription “… mood”.
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Giuliani is leading the Trump campaign efforts to legally challenge the 2020 election results projected to Joe Biden. At the press conference, the former mayor of New York made unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud.
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He spoke of the Pennsylvania incidents, where Republican pollsters claimed they were not allowed to observe the counting process because they were kept too far away. A judge ruled favorably for them and ordered them to be allowed six yards from the count at a Philadelphia center, but this was destroyed after officials appealed.
Fox News Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.