I love it: Mr.Mayor, do you want to apologize for your comments?
No, not all, I want to repeat it.
I’ll take the word of someone who literally threw out a terrorist (Yasser Arafat) from a public function, over someone who chums with them, any day of the week.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended his comments that “I do not believe that the president loves America” on Thursday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.
When asked if he wanted to apologize for the comments, he responded “not at all. I want to repeat it. the reality is, I — from all that I can see of this president, all that I’ve heard of him, he apologizes for America, he criticizes America.”
Kelly then asked, “but to say that he doesn’t love America, I mean, that he could view foreign policy as a Democrat might view it and through a different lens than you, a Republican might see it, you can understand the differences between you, but to condemn his patriotism, to question his love of America?”
Giuliani continued, “I’m not condemning his patriotism — patriots can criticize. They’re allowed to criticize. I don’t hear from him what I heard from Harry Truman, what I heard from Bill Clinton, what I heard from Jimmy Carter, which is these wonderful words about what a great country we are, what an exceptional country we are. When he called us an exceptional country, he said we’re an exceptional country, but so is Greece.”
Kelly responded, “doesn’t mean he doesn’t love America, a lot of liberals don’t believe in American Exceptionalism, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love America.”
Giuliani continued to defend his comments, saying “I don’t feel it. I don’t feel this love of america. I think this man was — when I talked about his background, I’m talking about a man who grew up under the influence of Frank Marshall Davis who was a member of the Communist Party, who he refers to over and over in his book, was a tremendous critic of the United States. This is a man who worked under Saul Alinsky, who was a tremendous critic of the United States. I believe his initial approach is to criticize this country, and then afterwards to say a few nice things about us.”