Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has made a serie of harsh comments about President Barack Obama in the last week or so. At an event called “Countering Islamic Fundamentalism, and a Nuclear-Armed Iran,” Giuliani laid into Obama with regard to his handling of Islamic extremist terrorists. Giuliani referenced former president Carter’s poor response to the Iranian hostage crisis and compared the two presidents.
Just days later, at a private dinner in Manhattan, Giuliani seemed to pick up his speech right where he left off. He stated, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.” Although this does not mark the first time that accusation has been made against Obama, it generally comes from opinion writers rather than other politician types.
Several days later, Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Giuliani if he wanted to retract or explain his statement regarding Obama’s love of America. Giuliani bluntly replied, ‘Not at all, I want to repeat it.” He went on to confirm that he meant what he said and that he believes that what he said is true.