Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) caused a bit of a commotion last week when he charged that President Obama didn’t actually “love” our country. Liberals were up in arms, and the media responded accordingly by treating Giuliani as the new “radical” pariah of the right. Giuliani, for his part, took it all in stride – never backing down from his comments and using the increased coverage to explain why he believes as he does.
Apparently Obama’s fans didn’t care for Giuliani’s comments, or the fact that he was allowed to live after saying them, because almost immediately they began threatening the Mayor’s life. Reporter Jim Acosta from CNN was speaking with Anderson Cooper when he relayed that Mayor Giuliani had told him in a phone call that the controversy had sparked a bevy of death threats against the Mayor.
“But the former mayor did not say whether he alerted police to these phone calls and CNN has no way of confirming that. Giuliani did go on to say during the conversation that the majority of phone calls that he has received at his office were supportive,” Acosta told Cooper.
Giuliani also told Acosta that, “I don’t regret making the statement. I believe it. I don’t know if he loves America … I don’t feel the same enthusiasm from him for America.”