*Wait, didn’t we use to like him? I think back to 9/11; where he made some powerful statements and heroic efforts to go along with ’em. Now those feelings seem like distant memories because Rudy Giuliani keeps throwing shade at my president . Just a few weeks after saying that Barack Obama doesn’t love America, now he’s suggested that Obama is to blame for the severe beating of a girl at a Brooklyn, McDonald’s, and the shooting Thursday of two Ferguson, Mo., police officers, the New York Daily News reports.
He’s torn his ass with a lot of folks now. But the detractors are hoopin’ and hollerin’ for sure.
But wait, there’s more.
The statement was made during an interview with AM 970, and Giuliani had the nerve to say that Obama should be more like–of all people to mention–Bill Cosby.
The former mayor was commenting on hot-button issues happening in African-American communities, and he tied them all back to “the tone” he says Obama has set.
“It all starts at the top. It’s the tone that’s set by the president,” Giuliani said.
And while Giuliani hinted at the oddity of referencing Cosby, in light of the sexual assault accusations surrounding him, the former mayor thinks Obama should adopt the comic icon’s conservative views on how black Americans ought to behave.
“I hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards, but [he should be saying] the kinds of stuff Bill Cosby used to say,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani echoed the critics of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, who feel that Obama is ignoring “enormous amounts of crime” committed by African Americans and incriminating police officers instead. As if blind to the distrust that police officers themselves have cultivated in their recent “gone rogue” behavior, Giuliani argued that Obama should be advocating more on behalf of the country’s police officers.
“It is the obligation of the president to explain … that our police are the best in the world,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani, who did say he thinks the president is “a good man” and “a good family man,” believes Obama should have used his influence as president to stop the protests that engulfed Ferguson, and much of the nation, after a white police officer fatally shot unarmed teen, Michael Brown, in August 2014.
Read more at the New York Daily News.