Rudy Giuliani’s Claim About Islamic Terrorism in America is a Muddled, Inaccurate Mess

On September 11, 2001, Muslim terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City. Americans watched in horror as people who were trapped in the buildings jumped to their deaths rather than burning to death. The terrorists also flew a plane into the Pentagon. A fourth plane, United 93, was brought down by passengers who revolted against the terrorists and crashed the plane before it got to its target.

The Mayor of New York City at the time was Rudy Giuliani. The way he handled that horrible event led to him receiving the nickname “America’s Mayor.” His leadership during that dark time left such an impression on Americans around the country that there was a push for him to run for president in 2012, an option he declined. These facts make the claim he made before introducing Donald Trump at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio even more baffling.

One Twitter user expressed what I was feeling exactly.

Now, some are arguing that he referenced the eight years after the Patriot Act was put into place but right after talking about the Patriot Act, he says words that are quite contradictory. After he praised Trump for the help he says he gave the city after 9/11, he made this muddled statement.

“And from his [Mike Pence’s] work on the Judiciary Committee in helping to fashion the Patriot Act, 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 [the Islamic terrorist attacks] started when Clinton and Obama got into office.

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Here’s the video of Giuliani uttering these words.

Even if you want to give Giuliani the benefit of the doubt and say that he meant the years between September 11, 2001 and the day Obama took office on January 20, 2009, that is still not a time span of eight years.

Giuliani may want to think through and choose his words more wisely before he soils his reputation with another dumb and inaccurate statement.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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