That was Rudy Giuliani speaking last night at Manhattan’s 21 Club during an event for Scott Walker. The full quote, as reported by The Politico:
I wonder, what was Giuliani’s first clue? Could it be that his childhood mentor was Frank Marshall Davis, an America-hating avowed communist? Or Obama’s twenty years in the pews of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ listening to the wrong Reverend Jeremiah Wright spewing hatred of America?
I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.
Maybe it was Obama’s now established motif of sucking up to every brutal dictatorship and enemy of America while dissing America’s democratic allies. Then there is Obama’s now well-worn practice of treating the U.S. Constitution is it were toilet paper. We could add to all that Obama’s rhetoric against America’s past sins and mistakes as if it were the only nation in the world to have ever have ever faltered, and Obama’s obvious belief that America is the world’s bad boy.
It isn’t that Obama doesn’t love America. At the least he disdains America, perhaps he despises America, and maybe he hates America.
Obama’s opinions and judgments cannot ever be given credit on anything. He’s the guy who believes Republicans are evil but Islamic terrorists are not. He won’t even acknowledge they’re Islamic.
I don’t think what Giuliani said is “a horrible thing to say.” It’s the most obvious thing to say.
For some reason, The Politico had to point out that the 21 Club was a prohibition-era speakeasy.