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Rudy Giuliani Says Obama Doesn’t Love America

Rudy Giuliani at FOX Studios in New York City in 2014.
Rob Kim—Getty Images Rudy Giuliani at FOX Studios in New York City in 2014.

"He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up"

Rudy Giuliani questioned Wednesday night whether President Obama actually “loves America.”

Speaking at a private dinner for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Manhattan, the former mayor of New York said, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Politico reports. “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.”

With a nod towards the 2016 election, Giuliani then said he would support a Republican candidate: “If it’s you Scott, I’ll endorse you,” he added. “And if it’s somebody else, I’ll support somebody else.”

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