Former New York Mayor and failed presidential contender Rudy Giuliani finally has an explanation for his astoundingly inaccurate attack against President Obama regarding terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
During his introduction of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday night, Giuliani made this claim regarding Obama’s record:
I’m not there to give a major 45-minute policy address,” he said of his Trump introduction Monday in Youngstown, Ohio, where he said plainly that “under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States.
And of course, people quickly pointed out that Giuliani was mayor of New York during the worst terrorist attack by “radical Islamic terrorists” to ever take place on U.S. soil during those “peaceful” eight years the Trump surrogate was so happy to brag about.
But Giuliani’s excuse for this monumental gaffe was priceless.
You speak in somewhat abbreviated language,” Giuliani told The News Tuesday. “All human beings speak in abbreviated language at times.
His excuse for forgetting the deaths of over 3,000 people on 9/11 was that he was using “abbreviated language.”
But hey at least there’s some good news. When Giuliani was asked whether or not he would likely make this type of mistake again, the former mayor replied:
Of course,” he said.
“When you’re giving a speech, you only have five minutes, you can’t give an encyclopedic explanation,” he continued. “Could I have repeated it at that point? In a way that you wouldn’t be asking me this question today? Sure,” he said.
“But will I again say things in the future that can be taken out of context or misinterpreted? Of course I will,” Giuliani added.
“I didn’t forget 9/11. I hardly would. I almost died in it,” he noted.
While Giuliani’s embarrassing omission of 9/11 while attacking the president was reprehensible, the notion he would infer that President Obama did a worse job keeping Americans safe than George W. Bush is insane.
If it had not been for the Bush administration, America would never have gone to war with Iraq, and theoretically, ISIS may never have taken form.
Politifact also found five other major incidents related to Giuliani’s narrow definition of “radical Islamic terrorist” attacks that took place on U.S. Soil.
These events included:
- The anthrax terror attacks
- The shoe bomber
- The D.C Sniper Case
- The Attack Against El Al ticket counter at LAX
- The SUV Campus attack at UNC
But don’t expect Giuliani or any of the historically challenged Trump Trolls to concede to inconvenient facts at the expense of their pro-Trump/anti-Clinton and Obama narrative.
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