Less than a week after saying Trump supporters would’ve “gone wild” had Donald Trump called for Hillary Clinton’s assassination, Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani outdid himself.
While introducing Trump before a major national security speech Monday afternoon, Giuliani forgot about the most significant event during his tenure as mayor of New York City — the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed more than 2,600 people in that city alone.
While discussing Mike Pence’s work on the Patriot Act, Giuliani said, “By the way, 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 Clinton and Obama got into office.”
In case you’ve forgotten, on September 11, 2001, George W. Bush was most definitely president, not Clinton or Obama.
Like Giuliani, Trump has also forgotten about George W. Bush when it’s convenient. For instance, during a major foreign policy speech in April, Trump blasted “Obama-Clinton interventions” for making the Middle East “more unstable and chaotic than ever before.” But he didn’t mention George W. Bush, whose administration masterminded the 2003 invasion of Iraq that Trump has repeatedly decried during his campaign.
In recent days, Trump’s national spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, has also blamed Obama for foreign policy decisions Bush actually made, like invading Iraq and Afghanistan.