Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNN he has received death threats after he accused far left President Barack Obama of not loving America.
Now Giuliani is receiving death threats.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said his office has received death threats since his controversial comments accusing President Barack Obama of not loving America.
“My secretary has received some death threats,” Giuliani said in a brief interview by phone. But the former mayor emphasized the majority of the voice mails left at his office were supportive of his remarks. Giuliani did not say whether he alerted police to the threatening calls. CNN cannot confirm whether the threats were made.
As for his initial remarks that ignited the firestorm, spoken at a private dinner for Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 presidential contender, Giuliani offered no apologies.
“I don’t regret making the statement. I believe it,” Giuliani said. “I don’t know if he loves America,” he added.
“I don’t feel the same enthusiasm from him for America,” he continued during the interview.
Megyn Kelly: Mr. Mayor, do you want to apologize for your comments?
Rudy Giuliani: Not at all, I want to repeat it. From all that I can see from this president, from all that I’ve heard of him. He apologizes for America. He criticizes America. He talks about the Crusades and how the Christians were barbarians. Leaves out the second half of the sentence that the Muslims were barbarians also. He sees Christians slaughtered and doesn’t stand up and hold a press conference although he holds a press conference for the situation in Ferguson. He sees Jews being killed for anti-Semitic reasons, doesn’t stand up and hold a press conference. This is an American president I’ve never seen before… I don’t feel it. I don’t feel it. I don’t feel this love for America.
Megyn Kelly tried to get Giuliani to recant his comments but Rudy continued:
“I’m saying, I do not detect in this man the same rhetoric or the same love in America that I detected in other American presidents including Democrats… I’m right about this. I do not withdraw my words. “
#PopQuiz Q) How many Presidents who love America go golfing after Americans are beheaded? A) Zero
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