Former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani now claims that his comments that “Obama doesn’t love America” because he’s not like Reagan or Clinton were not racist.
“Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people,” he told the New York Times.
In fact, he said it was not racist because Obama was brought up by a white family. He clarified further that the president doesn’t love America because he is a Communist.
“Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so whatever he learned or didn’t learn, I attribute this more to the influence of communism and socialism” than to his race, Giuliani told the Daily News.
“I don’t (see) this President as being particularly a product of African-American society or something like that. He isn’t,” the former mayor added.
“Logically, think about his background. . . The ideas that are troubling me and are leading to this come from communists with whom he associated when he was 9 years old” through family connections.
However, CNN’s Bob Acosta claims the former mayor has received both death threats and compliments for his comments.