Rudy Giuliani isn’t just most known for being the mayor of New York City during the deadliest terror attacks in American history. He’s also known for being the fella who tried to exploit that American tragedy to further his political career.
As Joe Biden once appropriately said, “Rudy Giuliani, there’s only three things he mentions in a sentence – a noun and a verb and 9/11 and I mean, there’s nothing else. There’s nothing else.”
Nothing else is right. It’s likely why his pitiful 2008 presidential campaign couldn’t even make it through January of that primary season.
Now, all these years later, Rudy Giuliani’s favorite topic seems to have suddenly slipped his mind.
In his introduction of Donald Trump today in Youngstown, Ohio, Giuliani claimed that “we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic attacks in the US” before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton took power in 2009.
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
Giuliani, with a straight face, said this: “Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office.”
It’s obvious what Giuliani was trying to do.
In order to fit the narrative that the evil in today’s world is a product of two people – Obama and Clinton – the former New York mayor can’t bring up the fact that the worst terrorist attack in the history of the country took place eight years before Obama even took office.
Giuliani certainly can’t remind voters that he and a Republican president presided over it.
Instead, he goes full Trump and rewrites history in a way that totally erases any pre-Obama/Clinton terrorism. The world was a terror-free utopia before these two Democrats came to power.
For a guy who expertly exploited 3,000 dead Americans for political gain, this should come as no real surprise.
Still, that doesn’t mean we should give him or the Trump campaign a free pass on it.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.