Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson criticized Rudy Giuliani on Friday for saying President Barack Obama doesn’t love America, calling the former New York City mayor’s assertion “racist” and “crazy.”
“Yes, Mr. Mayor, It is racist, and it sounds, frankly, kind of unhinged,” Robinson said, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Robinson also described the move as a strategic blunder.
“This is a President who was elected twice, with more than 50 percent of the popular vote both times,” Robinson said. “Just as politics, it seems crazy to me.”
Giuliani on Wednesday night reportedly said, “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.”
The former mayor later explained that his comments shouldn’t be construed as racist, since Obama “was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people.”
Watch below, via MSNBC. Robinson’s remarks start at 3:40: