Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani continued to hammer President Obama — despite widespread media outrage — in an interview published Saturday in which he claimed the man in the White House had a communist-influenced upbringing.
“From the time he was 9 years old, he was influenced by Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist,” Giuliani told the New York Post. The former mayor also claimed that the “socialist” Saul Alinsky served as a major inspiration for Obama during his days as a community organizer in Chicago.
Giuliani also stuck to this previous comments that the president doesn’t love America, stating that Obama’s views reflect his spending “17 years in the church of Jeremiah Wright.” (RELATED: Giuliani Doubles Down: ‘I Want To Repeat’ Comments Questioning Obama’s ‘Love’ Of America)
“[T]his is the guy who said ‘God damn America, not God bless America,'” he stated to the Post. “Obama never left that church.”
“He was educated by people who were critics of the US. And he has not been able to overcome those influences,” Giuliani added.
Additionally, “America’s mayor” slammed Obama for his apparent unwillingness to discuss the country’s greatness like past presidents.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest responded to Giuliani’s earlier comments Friday in stating the administration “feel[s] sorry” for him.
“There’s no element of schadenfreude that people are feeling around here. What people are feeling is sorry for Rudy Giuliani,” Earnest told reporters gathered for Friday’s White House press briefing.