Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani apologizes for his blunt comments and insulting accusation against President Barack Obama. Well, kind of.
Last week, at a dinner, he stated that he didn’t believe Obama loved his country:
“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. Obama does not love America”.
Giuliani issued an apology in the Wall Street Journal:
“My blunt language suggesting that the president doesn’t love America not withstanding, I didn’t intend to question President Obama’s motives or the content of his heart. My intended focus really was the effect his words and his actions have on the morale of the country, and how that effect may damage his performance.”
Giuliani said that he has made similar comments about Obama prior to this, but it was never taken “out of context” before. He believes his words stood out this time “because of the crowd and the number of people present”.
Current Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio weighed in on Giuliani’s comments from last week:
“That is stooping very, very low, even for him. I think it’s pitiful, I think it’s unfair for anyone to question our president’s patriotism.”