"I gotta be honest, it doesn’t look that bad"

Kelly then played the security footage.

“I’m gonna show the people what happened,” the host said. “This person with the hand on your back, I gotta be honest, it doesn’t look that bad. But I understand that looks can be deceiving.”

In the video, the man slaps Giuliani on the back, after which a woman next to Giuliani gently places her hand in the same spot, as if to reassure him.

Watching the video, Giuliani claimed Kelly was looking at the woman touching Giuliani, not the store employee.

“You know that was that was the woman who was rubbing my back, not the guy who lived,” Giuliani said.

Kelly smirked and the show re-ran the footage of the man slapping Giuliani on the back.