Former Trump lawyer and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is exploring an unlikely money-making opporunity—selling personalized video messages for $200 on the video app Cameo.
On Monday, Giuliani revealed his decision to join Cameo via Twitter, despite claims that he is battling with legal bills related to his work as former President Donald Trump’s lawyer.
As previously stated, Giuliani is a former US attorney, mayor of New York City, and unsuccessful presidential candidate. He is mostly known as Trump’s personal attorney, whose numerous cable TV interviews have gone viral due to their often inconsistent, occasionally bizarre character in the latest years.
For those who are unaware, Cameo is a personalized video platform that connects individuals who are celebrities or have recognition with customers ready to pay a certain amount of money for a one-minute message.
Good news: I want to connect with YOU on Cameo -- Now taking all Cameo requests! https://t.co/c5I1EUiuts https://t.co/55SgNqv7Sj
Giuliani isn’t the first member of Trump’s inner circle to try to cash in on their notoriety on Cameo. Former President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and Sean Spicer are a part of the Trump family and media allies who want to cash in on their status.
In June, the New York Times reported that Giuliani’s advisers have been urging Trump to use some of his $250 million fortune to pay for Giuliani’s legal bills, especially as the federal probe into his contacts with Ukraine heats up.
Last week, The Times’ Washington correspondent Maggie Haberman took to Twitter to say how Trump doesn’t want to pay Giuliani for his efforts “after telling aides at the outset that Giuliani would only get paid if his lawsuits were successful.”
Trump has refused to pay Giuliani for the work he did, after telling aides at the outset that Giuliani would only g… https://t.co/J9jnNBdoEG
So, it seems as if Giuliani joining Cameo occurred when he appears to be in some tough financial situation to pay for his legal defense. $200 doesn’t seem like enough to get through legal matters, but it’s definitely a start, right? He even has a 5-star rating and responds in one day, as evidenced by his profile.
Giuliani isn’t the only person on the app to charge $200 for a message.