How clueless is Rudy Giuliani? Enough to forget the worst terror attack in American history because it didn’t happen under the president he hates.
In remarks shortly before Trump announced his new, more detailed plan to ban Muslims from the United States, former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani told the gathered crowd that there was no terrorism in America before “Obama and Hillary” took office. Okay…
Rudy Giuliani, mayor of NYC on 9/11: “Before Obama, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic attacks in the US” pic.twitter.com/YcSNOVeZaP
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) August 15, 2016
Without a hint of irony, the man who owes his own continued relevancy to desperately clinging to his time as “America’s Mayor” in the aftermath of 9/11, said terrorism wouldn’t happen in America if it weren’t for Obama:
By the way, under those eight years [during Bush’s presidency], before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks in the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office.
After years of praise for his strength and optimism in the face of the attacks, Giuliani has systematically destroyed his legacy by spewing an ever-increasing number of offensive remarks. Things went from bad to “reputation ending” after Giuliani hitched his cart to the Trump train. Since then, he has never looked back.
Giuliani joins Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson in the GOP’s shameless attempt to cleanse recent history of Republican failures and place the blame on President Obama instead. Oftentimes, like with Giuliani’s comments, Republicans are happy to blame Obama for things that happened well before his presidency even began. There is a strong sense that Republicans have told themselves these lies just enough to believe them, too.
September 11th didn’t happen under Bush. Obama invaded Afghanistan. Climate change is a myth. Giuliani is still of sound mind. You repeat the lies, and they just might stick.
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