I don’t wish to be mean about a people from whence some of my best friends have come, but if this presentation from Rudolph Giuliani is a revelation to anyone, Americans are beyond naive, living in a complete fantasyland. I don’t think badly about someone because of the colour of their skin, but the colour of their skin is also not a reason to like or trust them. Obama was bad news from the start, and the only surprise to me has been how far and for how long he has been able to string people along. In fact, he continues to this minute. These mild criticisms from Rudolph Giuliani have nevertheless led to a series of death threats and hysteria in the media and across the left. Giuliani has therefore now responded.
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani adamantly defended Thursday his controversial criticism of President Obama, one day after saying he does “not believe that the president loves America.”
Giuliani made the remarks Wednesday at a private fundraiser for Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is widely considered to be a prospective candidate for president in 2016. He added: “(Obama) doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
The comments drew widespread criticism from Democrats and liberals.
But Thursday night on “The Kelly File,” when host Megyn Kelly asked Giuliani if he wished to apologize, the 2008 presidential candidate doubled down on his criticism.
“Not at all. I want to repeat it,” Giuliani said. “The reality is, from all that I can see of this president, all that I’ve heard of him, he apologizes for America, he criticizes America. … This is an American president I’ve never seen before.”
Giuliani said he doesn’t think Obama believes in American exceptionalism, citing the president’s remarks on police tactics in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, western atrocities in the name of religion and Obama’s longtime association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a controversial Chicago pastor.
But, Kelly countered, “a lot of liberals don’t believe in American exceptionalism, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love America.”
“I don’t feel it,” Giuliani said. “I don’t feel this love of America (from Obama). I believe his initial approach is to criticize this country, and then afterwards to say a few nice things about it.”
Giuliani, however, said he wasn’t questioning the president’s patriotism.
What does a guy have to do to show that he hates America and supports radical Islam? He’s not going to tell you so you just have to work it out from what he does. It really is insane.
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