In his Monday Talking Points, Fox host Bill O’Reilly defended Rudy Giuliani from criticism of his remarks questioning President Barack Obama’s patriotism.
He focused especially on the “despicable” critics who accused the former New York mayor of racism. (VIDEO: Louis Farrakhan Calls Giuliani A ‘Privileged Cracker’ For Criticizing Obama)
While making it clear that he disagreed with Giuliani and thought Obama loved his country, O’Reilly noted Giuliani only acted emotionally because of his past experience with terrorism:
Rudy Giuliani was deeply affected by the attack on 9/11. Day after day after day, he had to console the families of those who were killed. That ordeal has redefined Mr. Giuliani; he takes terrorism very personally. You might say the mayor was a casualty himself of the terror attack, because he experienced so much pain. Put yourself in the mayor’s position; you don’t have a minute without someone in deep anguish, asking you for help. Rudy Giuliani did a tremendous job leading the city in perhaps its worse crisis ever.
Thus, Mr. Giuliani despises the terror killers who murdered all those innocent people. So, if you are not aggressively fighting those savages, Rudy Giuliani does not approve of you. Therefore his opinion of President Obama is negative. On the president’s side, he is not deeply emotional about fighting terrorism. We all know that. We saw that demonstrated hours after condemning the beheading the journalist James Foley, the president took to the golf course. That was a mistake and Rudy Giuliani certainly noticed it.
President Obama is a man who lives in his head. As I said he is largely unemotional. Rudy Giuliani is the opposite; he takes wrongdoing very personally. So you can see that these two men have a drastically different point of view.
And those haters who call Rudy Giuliani a racist are absolutely despicable. As mayor of New York City, Mr. Giuliani saved thousands of black lives by devoting much of his time to making poor neighborhoods safer. That’s what the man did. He took crime and murder in the black precincts personally and he succeeded in driving those crimes down, making the folks safer.