Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani confirmed to CNN that he has received death threats after saying President Barack Obama does not love America.
“My secretary has received some death threats.
“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,” Giuliani said.
On Thursday, Giuliani did not back down from the comments when pressed by Fox News' Megyn Kelly.
Kelly: Mr. Mayor, do you want to apologize for your comments?
Giuliani: Not at all, I want to repeat it. From all that I can see from this president, from all that I’ve heard of him. He apologizes for America. He criticizes America. He talks about the Crusades and how the Christians were barbarians. Leaves out the second half of the sentence that the Muslims were barbarians also. He sees Christians slaughtered and doesn’t stand up and hold a press conference although he holds a press conference for the situation in Ferguson. He sees Jews being killed for anti-Semitic reasons, doesn’t stand up and hold a press conference.
This is an American president I’ve never seen before… I don’t feel it. I don’t feel it. I don’t feel this love for America.
I’m saying, I do not detect in this man the same rhetoric or the same love in America that I detected in other American presidents including Democrats. I’m right about this. I do not withdraw my words.