Rudy Giuliani went to the Apple Genius Bar to get his iPhone unlocked while acting as Trump's cybersecurity adviser.
Rudy Giuliani may have been named cybersecurity expert by Donald Trump last year, but according to a report from NBC News, he struggles to understand how to use basic technology.
NBC News reported that less than a month after Trump named Giuliani as a cybersecurity adviser, Giuliani had to go to an Apple store in order to get help unlocking his iPhone.
Giuliani apparently forgot his password and entered an incorrect version enough times to lock him out of his phone.
"Trump had just named him as an informal adviser on cybersecurity and here, he couldn’t even master the fundamentals of securing your own device," an Apple store employee who helped unlock Giuliani's phone told NBC News.
Experts told NBC News that given Giuliani was working on issues for the Trump administration (whether they were aboveboard or not), the fact that he took a phone with possibly sensitive details on it to a run-of-the-mill Apple store, where employees did not have security clearances, is problematic.
This is not the first unflattering story about Giuliani to surface in recent weeks — or even the first story about Giuliani's tech problems.
NBC News reported that Giuliani butt-dialed an NBC reporter and left unintended voicemails, in which Giuliani can be heard discussing the need for cash for some sort of project involving Bahrain and Turkey, among other things.
Giuliani is also at the forefront of the Ukraine scandal that threatens to take down Trump's presidency for helping run a shadow State Department whose motives were antithetical to United States policy.
And, on top of all that, Giuliani is under federal investigation — ironically by prosecutors at the same federal court district Giuliani once helmed. It's unclear what the investigation pertains to; however, some of Giuliani's associates have been arrested and charged with breaking federal campaign finance law.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.