Rudy Giuliani Says Terrorists Didn’t Attack U.S. Until Obama Was President — Forgets About 9/11 (VIDEO)
You might want to get that bump on your head checked, Rudy.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday appeared to forget about the worst terror attack in U.S. history, claiming that there simply had been no such assaults inside America during the presidency of George W. Bush.
“Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States,” Giuliani — who was mayor during 9/11 and has capitalized on his response to the tragedy ever since — said in a speech introducing Donald Trump in Youngstown, Ohio.
“They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office,” Giuliani said, bizarrely omitting the horrific 9/11 attacks, which occurred in 2001, when Bush was in office.
Obama was not sworn in until nearly eight years later, on Jan. 20, 2009.
The extraordinary exclusion of 9/11 was especially peculiar, given that, just a moment earlier Giuliani had been discussing the attacks and praising vice presidential nominee Mike Pence for a “very, very timely” visit to Ground Zero and for his help, as a then-congressman, on the Judiciary Committee to help “fashion the Patriot Act.”
“He was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees during the time of Sept. 11, when we went through the worst foreign attack in our history, since the War of 1812,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani, who suffered a mysterious head injury earlier this month, also appeared to forget what state Pence was the governor of.
“You know better than I do what a great governor he is of your state,” Giuliani told the Ohio crowd.
Pence is the governor of Indiana.
But Giuliani’s 9/11 slight was the former mayor’s most glaring gaffe — and it didn’t go unnoticed by outraged survivors of the devastating attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and wounded more than 6,000 others.
“SO Angry right now,” tweeted Gabrielle Laine Peters, who lived across the street from the World Trade Center and was displaced from her home after the attacks.
“And as 9/11 survivor I feel I can say this describes Rudy Giuliani pretty well,” she added, along with a graphic that provided an explicit definition for the made-up word “cockwomble.”
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