Appearing on “Face The Nation” Sunday, Rudy Giuliani pushed back against The Washington Post’s fact check of his prior claim that President Barack Obama is at the center of a propaganda narrative that “everybody should hate the police.”
Giuliani, who was questioned by CBS’s Major Garrett over his claim, said that Obama’s association with Al Sharpton exhibits to everyone that he is “against the police.'”
“I cover the president every single day, I never detected anything that comes along the line of propaganda urging the country to hate police,” Garrett told Giuliani. “Do you want to recast that or take that back?”
“Oh, not at all,” Giulini responded. “I think you missed one very important point: he has had Al Sharpton to the White House 85 times. Often when he’s talking abut police issues he has Al Sharpton sitting next to him.”
“If he would like to have poster boy for hating the police, it’s Al Sharpton,” Giuliani said, pointedly.
“You make him a close advisor, you’re going to turn the police against you,” the former mayor said. “You’re going to tell the police in America we don’t understand you.”
“I saw this man help cause riots in New York, I’ve heard his anti-police invective first hand. To have a man who hasn’t paid $4 million in taxes, have a man who’s spent his career helping to create riots, phony stories abut police. To have that man sitting next to you speaks volumes,” said Giuliani. “Actions speak louder than words. You put Al Sharpton next to you, you just told everyone I’m against the police.”
“Look, who you associate with is part of your rhetoric!” Giuliani continued. “I think the Washington Post’s fact checking was substantially inaccurate, and they missed the one big point: Al Sharpton.”