Where Did Rudy Go?

Todd S. Purdum
Where Did Rudy Go?

On September 28, 2019, Giuliani again appeared in an SNL cold open—only this time impersonated by Kate McKinnon as a googly-eyed, unhinged henchman to Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump. To anyone who lived through the tumultuous 1980s-and-’90s era of New York City politics, Rudolph William Giuliani’s fall from grace seems beyond surreal. Giuliani was the Torquemada whose self-righteous pursuit of municipal corruption, the Mafia, and misconduct in the financial world propelled him into global prominence.