Rudy Giuliani prefaced his latest controversial statement about President Obama with the words, “I know this is a horrible thing to say.”
He probably should have just stopped there, but he didn’t.
The former New York City Mayor went on to say this about The President, “But I do not believe that the President loves America. 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.”
Those comments made in front of a private Republican fundraiser for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got him into some hot water.
He said he even got death threats.
Giuliani went all over conservative media to defend his remarks.
“Well first of all I’m not questioning his patriotism. He’s a patriot I’m sure. What I’m saying is in his rhetoric I rarely hear him saying that things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear Bill Clinton say, how much he loves America. I do hear him criticize America much more often than other American presidents.”
He doubled down, even as critics called his comments racist.
He even wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal stating that his message was being overshadowed by his actual words and that his, “Intended focus really was the effect his (Obama’s) words and his actions have on the morale of the country, and how that effect may damage his performance.”
Some Republicans worry Giuliani’s remarks could hurt them in 2016.
Yet the man who is likely running in 2016, the man who is the beneficiary of the money from the fundraiser at which Giuliani made the remarks, Scott Walker has yet to denounce Giuliani’s remarks and when asked if he thinks The President is a Christian said this:
“I don’t know. I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that. I’ve never asked him that.”
Why Scott Walker is even being asked those questions is a legitimate question from Republicans, but why is he answering them in that way is answering them is also a legitimate question from Democrats.
Scott Walker is the future.
He could be the next President.
Giuliani is the past.
Shouldn’t Americans be more interested in what someone relevant has to say instead of someone with the word former in his title?