Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough suggests Trump should call Giuliani 'Crooked Rudy'

Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe.
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After repeatedly criticizing Hillary Clinton throughout the presidential election for her track record of giving paid speeches, President-elect Donald Trump is now considering a man for his Cabinet who made $16 million in one year alone off of paid speeches and consulting work. Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were quick to point out the irony on Monday's show, citing The New York Times' report that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani delivered 108 speeches in 11 countries in 2006. Notably, one of the groups Giuliani gave speeches to, an Iranian-opposition group called MEK, was considered a terrorist organization until Clinton became secretary of state.

"Is Donald Trump going to call Rudy Giuliani 'Crooked Rudy' now?" Scarborough asked, referencing Trump's nickname for Clinton. Maybe, seeing as how Trump "often seeks out" Scarborough for guidance, as The New York Times reports.

"I think you ought to call him 'Rudy Out Front,'" Brzezinski said. "Because he's always out in front of the president-elect, always out in front embarrassing him, always out in front talking about everything he's been offered."

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Since Trump's election, Giuliani has been a rumored contender for attorney general or secretary of state.

Watch the Morning Joe co-hosts ponder the Giuliani revelations below. Becca Stanek

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