Giuliani: Obama Hates Police Because He Associates With Al Sharpton
[su_right_ad]Major Garrett pressed former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on his statement that President Obama is anti-police. As Heather recounts at Crooks and Liars, the president is anti-police because Al Sharpton.
GARRETT: We turn now to the former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, who is also with us from New York.
Mr. Mayor, good morning.
RUDY GIULIANI (R), FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK: Good morning, Major. How are you?
Let’s clear one thing up. You said awhile ago that President Obama contributed to a rhetorical atmosphere about hating American police. And “The Washington Post” fact-checked you on that. I cover the president every single day. I have never detected anything that comes along the line of propaganda urging the country to hate police. Do you want to recast that or take that back?
GIULIANI: Oh, not at all.
I think you missed one very important point. He has had Al Sharpton to the White House 80, 85 times. Often, when he’s talking about police issues, he has Al Sharpton sitting next to him. If you would like to have poster boy for hating the police, it’s Al Sharpton.
You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you are going to turn the police in America against you. You’re going to tell the police in America, we don’t understand you. I saw this man help cause riots in New York. I have heard his anti-police invective firsthand. To have a man who hasn’t paid $4 million in taxes, have a man who has spent his career helping to create riots, phony stories about police, to have that man sitting next to you speaks volumes.