Here Are The Most Brutal, Unforgiving Reactions To Rudy Giuliani ‘Forgetting’ About 9/11

Rudy Giuliani got a heaping pile of shit on Monday for having supposedly forgotten about the Sept. 11 attacks that occurred when he was mayor of New York City.

During a speech introducing Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, Giuliani said:

“Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when [Hillary] Clinton and Obama got into office.”

Taken as a standalone statement, it certainly seems that Rudy bong-ripped the most catastrophic foreign attack on U.S. soil since the War of 1812 out of his memory. Well, not quite.

Per my co-worker David Covucci’s original post yesterday:

It’s clunkily worded. He’s referring to the implementation of the Patriot Act, and how there was never a successful terrorist act on U.S. after 9/11. Until that is, Obama took office.

It’s (almost) a correct statement, but more so than that, it’s a bad faith argument. First off, there were two shootings that occurred during the Bush administration, and math-wise, his number are off (eight years before Obama took office was January 2001).

Regardless of the facts, people took to Twitter to use Giuliani’s flawed semantics to take him behind the woodshed. The results were fantastic.



[h/t Some eCards]

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