It was a pretty awkward look for the man who serves as the White House's cybersecurity adviser, and was quickly picked up on social media.
"I kind of chuckled a little bit that he created this accidental link", Velazquez, 37, told The Washington Post in a phone interview Tuesday.
Unfortunately for Giuliani, a lack of spacing between his sentences meant that Twitter automatically detected the phrase G-20.In as a potentially valid web URL operated from India, and turned it into a link. The Post notes Giuliani was probably referencing part of the November 30 tweet that read "Helsinki.Either", which is not a valid domain. With no facts or justification, he blamed Twitter, saying employees there are "cardcarrying anti-Trumpers".
Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is furious after he inadvertently made an anti-Trump website go viral.
Giuliani responded on Tuesday - four days later - by tweeting a confused attack on Twitter management claiming the platform was responsible for allowing hackers to "invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message" (emphasis added).
Rudy Giuliani's original tweet with the typo and the link to the anti-Trump website has been shared over 16,000 times since it was published.
Rather, Giuliani accidentally activated an automated Twitter feature that applies to everyone's tweets, whether they're liberal or conservative.
A Twitter spokesman told the New York Times that "the accusation we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false", adding that the social media site can not edit tweets.
Rudy Giuliani's tweet accusing Twitter of allowing someone to "invade" his tweets.
That only drew more barbs to Giuliani, who by midyesterday had failed to delete or fix the problem tweet.
Velazquez told the Post that Giuliani's accusatory follow-up tweet "speaks to the impulsive nature of the administration where they're not thoughtful in anything they put out there, especially on Twitter". "Either I affect what his message is, or I affect what his message is".