Rudy Giuliani recently floored reporters and fans by speaking out against big names of the Democratic party with allegations that were very harsh indeed, as well as by voicing solid support for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Republican party in general.
Since finishing his term as the mayor of New York City at the end of 2001, Giuliani has been wandering deep into the red as far as politics go. During that time, he has become famous for his extremely sharp tongue in regard to opponents of his beloved Republican party. It is a quality that has brought him a lot of hate but also a lot of praise.
At a dinner in February 2015, for example, Giuliani made what until now was his most egregious allegation against President Barrack Obama, reports Politico.
“I do not believe that the president [Obama] 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,” he said. Harsh.
Or you may remember just recently, when Giuliani caused a huge stir by controversially calling the Beyonce “Formation” single anti-police and denouncing the singer because of it.
So especially in the past year or so, Rudy Giuliani has become known as a very candid and up-front political commentator on the level of Ann Coulter.
In the past couple of days, though, Giuliani has really been outdoing himself in the “outrageously controversial and inflammatory statements” department.
Just last night, for instance, Giuliani went on The O’Reilly Factor and said Hillary Clinton “could be considered a founding member of ISIS” because of her foreign policy.
Giuliani’s remark was a horrible thing to say considering the widespread terror that ISIS has unleashed on modern society, and former Giuliani fans knew they were not having it.
But the Hillary-ISIS comment is far from the only thing Giuliani has said recently that has prompted his fans to desert him.
Rudy has also been trashing Barack Obama and, more specifically, his actions — or lack thereof — in regard to the war against terror, especially in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels.
“It’s outrageous that the President isn’t in the Situation Room right now, planning to destroy ISIS,” Giuliani told FOX, pointing out that Obama’s actions show a lack of responsibility and reveal that his priorities are mixed up.
Media Matters reported on Giuliani revealing what he feels Obama should be doing.
“If I were president, I’d authorize torture and then pardon the torturers.”
Giuliani’s words are harsh and fly directly in the face of liberal policy, leaving no question of where the former New York City Mayor stands on the political spectrum.
Also, within the past few days, Giuliani made the biggest political taboo possible, in the eyes of most democrats and even some republicans — he endorsed Donald Trump. And not just politically, either — Giuliani really defended Trump’s person.
“The real Trump is thoughtful, intelligent, and very well-educated,” Giuliani argued during his recent visit to Israel.
“He has extensive political knowledge, and he chooses to support good people, so I don’t understand all the fear about him.”
He also revealed that, between Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump, Giuliani would be pulling for Trump all the way.
By doing so, Giuliani estranged himself from yet more liberally leaning Americans.
Giuliani’s recent statements would seem even more extreme out of context, but, as Huffington Post‘s Ed Mazza notes, the rhetoric of American politics in general has grown more brash and superlative during the 2016 campaign.
Do you think Rudy Giuliani and the recent scourge of extremely outspoken political commentators of his ilk comprise a trend that needs to be stopped? Or is what we are seeing just a new, no-nonsense, high-productivity take on American politics?
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