Speaking in Youngstown, Ohio ahead of Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, who was the mayor of New York City on 9/11, declared that Islamic extremists hadn’t carried out any terror attacks on American soil before Barack Obama’s presidency.
“Under those 8 years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the US,” Giuliani told the crowd. “They all started when Clinton and Obama came into office.”
It’s not the first time Giuliani has made remarks that seemed to gloss over the terror attacks that left nearly 3,000 dead and that defined him in the eyes of many Americans. While suggesting in 2010 that Obama could stand to take some cues from George W. Bush, the former mayor claimed, “We had no domestic attacks under Bush.”
Watch a clip of the remarks via Mashable:
Rudy Giuliani, mayor of NYC on 9/11: “Before Obama, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic attacks in the US” pic.twitter.com/YcSNOVeZaP
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) August 15, 2016