Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday, August 15 to discuss Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
Cuomo, rather than addressing what Trump’s campaign stood for, put Giuliani on the hot seat by asking him to explain the more recent controversies the Republican presidential nominee had been involved in.
Giuliani pointed out the most recent attacks on Donald Trump, accusing the media of being bias against Republicans.
“I don’t think that the overwhelming majority of your profession is fair,” he said to Cuomo.
Giuliani was on the show mainly to defend Trump, who claimed Obama was the founder of ISIS and that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was the co-founder.
Cuomo pointed out what many pundits have been saying all week: Once Trump is president, he cannot have people like Mike Pence and Rudy Giuliani coming to his defense to clarify Trump-isms every time the billionaire makes a mindless blunder.
According to Giuliani, what Trump meant to say was ISIS grew out of the vacuum Obama created when he pulled troops out of the Middle East.
Giuliani has not saved himself from controversy, however. On Monday, the mayor —who served New York City during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 — claimed there had not been “any successful radical terrorist attack in the United States” in the eight years before President Barack Obama took office.
“Under those eight years before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office,” he said Monday in Ohio.
This time, it was Giuliani that needed defending. Spokesman for the Trump campaign Jason Miller said the former mayor was referring to the period of time following the 9/11 terror attacks, and before Obama was sworn into office.
Giuliani — who received a huge amount of credit from both Republicans and Democrats for handling the terrorist attacks so effectively — criticized his opposing party and called Trump the “only hope for change regarding the way in which we approach radical Islamic terrorism.”