Rudy Giuliani's had a rough week. First, he said President Obama doesn't love America. Then he said that wasn't a racist thing to say. (It is.) Now he tells CNN his office is getting death threats, and also he still thinks Obama doesn't love America.
On Anderson Cooper 360 this morning, CNN's senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported a conversation he'd just had with Giuliani, in which the former New York City mayor said of the president,
I don't regret making the statement. I believe it. I don't know if he loves America... I don't feel the same enthusiasm from him for America.
Giuliani also told Acosta that his office had received death threats over the phone, although he didn't say whether he'd reported those threats to police.
Now, lest we forget that Rudy Giuliani isn't just some doddering old racist fart—if Elizabeth Kolbert's 2008 New Yorker profile in which she more or less calls him a murderer wasn't sufficient—investigative journalist Wayne Barrett put Giuliani on blast yesterday in the pages of the New York Daily News:
Giuliani went so far as to rebuke the President for not being "brought up the way you were and the way I was brought up through love of this country," a bow no doubt to the parenting prowess of Harold Giuliani, who did time in Sing Sing for holding up a Harlem milkman and was the bat-wielding enforcer for the loan-sharking operation run out of a Brooklyn bar owned by Rudy's uncle.
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