David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Rudy Giuliani is ticked off at Twitter.

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer on Tuesday tweeted that the social media platform “allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message,” adding, “FAIRNESS PLEASE.”

Here’s what happened. Giuliani was referring to a previous tweet in which he made a typo when referring to the G-20 conference in Argentina. The G-20 reference inadvertently created a URL, which was promptly purchased and redirected to a site that says: “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.”

The responses to Giuliani’s tweet were ruthless:

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke informally at the G-20 summit Friday evening in Argentina, the White House confirmed.

“As is typical at multilateral events, President Trump and the First Lady had a number of informal conversations with world leaders at the dinner last night, including President Putin,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.