For now, White House aides said, Giuliani still has a direct line in to Trump - the two speak nearly daily - and nobody in the West Wing is eager to insert themselves between the two irascible New Yorkers by yanking Giuliani off TV.
During the previous press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Giuliani's remarks about the repayment were "information that the president didn't know at the time but eventually learned".
"I just did one on Sunday, even though we had about four requests", he said.
Giuliani said there was no truth to the idea that unless he is more careful on TV, the president will oust him.
Giuliani added: "He certainly agrees with it. and people around the White House who are talking and leaking certainly don't have the president's best interest at heart. I think he's very comfortable now that someone is doing that for him".
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Trump was reportedly upset following Giuliani's interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity and the bombshell admission that Trump had repaid his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement related to an affair Daniels says she had with Trump in 2006.
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"They've backed off that because they realize that could really, really backfire on them", Giuliani said.
The onslaught of commentary led Trump to tell reporters on Friday that Giuliani would "get his facts straight" on the payment.
That was only last Wedensday on Giuliani's Fox News interview. A Washington Post-ABC News poll showed last month 69 percent supported special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. Giuliani said on Tuesday that Trump had told his legal team he did not want to do that.
Many in the White House have begun evoking comparisons between Giuliani and Anthony Scaramucci, another hard-charging New Yorker with a knack for getting TV airtime.