Fox News host Megyn Kelly gave former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani a chance to apologize for and retract remarks he’d made at a private dinner where he said that in his opinion President Obama doesn’t love America or Americans.
Instead he doubled down.
Kelly used her cross examination skills to press the former mayor. At times she appeared to be trying to talk him out of his own opinion.
“But to condemn his patriotism, to question his love of America?” she asked.
But Giuliani drew a distinction, and claimed he wasn’t condemning Obama’s patriotism.
“I don’t hear from him what I heard from Harry Truman, what I heard from Bill Clinton, what I heard from Jimmy Carter, which is these wonderful words about what a great country we are, what an exceptional country we are.”
He remained firm on the issue.
“I’m right about this. I have no doubt about it. I do not withdraw my words.”
They did agree on one thing: Debbie Wasserman Schultz should shut her trap on this one immediately, since the outraged hypocrite had no problem when Obama questioned George W. Bush’s patriotism in 2011.