Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday said that the police unions should not have blamed the shooting of two police officers on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D).
“I think it goes to far to blame the mayor for the murder or to ask for the mayor’s resignation,” Giuliani said on Fox News.
But Giuliani said that de Blasio has not done enough to address protests over the death of Eric Garner. The former mayor accused leaders like President Obama of encouraging an anti-police attitude.
“We’ve had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police,” Giuliani said. “The protests are being embraced, the protests are being encouraged. The protests, even the ones that don’t lead to violence, a lot of them lead to violence, all lead to a conclusion. The police are bad, the police are racist. That is completely wrong.”
Giuliani added that leaders like Obama and Al Sharpton “have created an atmosphere of severe, strong, anti-police hatred in certain communities.”