Despite the emergence of a video Monday that showed a New York supermarket worker merely patting the back of Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor maintained that the incident felt like he was "shot."

The video evidence sparked a sharp rebuke on social media. Not only did Giuliani not take multiple steps forward, as he claimed, but the group around him can be seen reacting with little interest. Giuliani said the video "probably is a little deceptive."

Twitter users shared the video to mock the 79-year-old, who has been at the center of controversy for several years.

But also joining in the chorus of criticism of Giuliani was New York City Mayor Eric Adams. Adams' comments about the incident were harsher than the opinions shared on Twitter.

Adams on Tuesday said prosecutors should consider whether Giuliani should be charged for falsely reporting a crime.

“I think the district attorney ... has the wrong person that he’s investigating,” Adams told reporters. “To falsely report a crime is a crime. If that video wasn’t there, then this person would have been charged with punching the former mayor.”

Adams said that despite Giuliani's claims it is clear he was not "punched in the head," that the pat "on the back" he received would not "feel like a bullet," and that he was not "about to fall to the ground."

The incident took place Sunday at a ShopRite in Staten Island, where Giuliani was campaigning for his son's bid for governor. Giuliani had made claims that the "assault" was so severe that he nearly fell over.

Still, the New York Police Department charged the ShopRite employee with second-degree assault.

Adams also discussed the incident in an interview with Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show." First, Adams greeted Noah with a handshake and a joke.

"You don't realize it, but you just assaulted me with that handshake," Adams told Noah.

He went on to say that Giuliani "falsely reported a crime, and the district attorney should take that seriously. That person that he falsely reported spent 24 hours in jail. That's not acceptable. It's not acceptable.

"So I'm going to call the DA. We must be consistent. All of the theatrics that he did, that's not acceptable. If that tape wasn't there, imagine what would have happened to that man," Adams added.

Adams said it should be obvious to Staten Island district attorney Michael McMahon that he has "the wrong person he's investigating."

Twitter users have not ceased in their criticism of Giuliani.

Rudy Giuliani has seen his standing diminished by a series of bizarre media appearances
Rudy Giuliani has seen his standing diminished by a series of bizarre media appearances GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / CHIP SOMODEVILLA
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