While it certainly takes some guts for a politician of Rudy Giuliani’s caliber to publicly say it, you can file this comment under ‘D’ for ‘Duh.’
At a private dinner for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Giuliani stated that while it might be a terrible thing to say, he does “not believe that the president loves America.”
He added, “(Obama) doesn’t love you, and he doesn’t love me.”
The former New York mayor, speaking in front of the 2016 Republican presidential contender and about 60 right-leaning business executives and conservative media types, directly challenged Obama’s patriotism, discussing what he called weak foreign policy decisions and questionable public remarks when confronting terrorists.
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“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “He 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.”
Giuliani later walked back his comments a bit to which most of you are probably wondering ‘Why?’
He said he wasn’t questioning the President’s patriotism but rather, pointing out that he doesn’t say things the way other Presidents have about love of their country.
Which Giuliani do you think is correct? The one who says Obama doesn’t love America, or the one who says he just doesn’t express his love enough?