Whoopi Goldberg was not pleased with the speech given by the former mayor of New York, Rudy Guiliani at the Republican National Convention. Goldberg took particular exception to Guiliani taking credit for the reduction of crime.
AM New York summarized Guiliani’s comments this way:
“‘WHAT I DID FOR NEW YORK, DONALD TRUMP WILL DO FOR AMERICA,’ HE PROCLAIMED, REFERRING TO THE CITY’S SHIFT FROM BEING RIDDLED WITH CRIME TO BECOMING ONE OF THE SAFEST LARGE CITIES IN THE COUNTRY.”
While discussing the speech, Jedidiah Bila, one of Goldberg’s co-hosts on “The View,” tried to defend Guiliani’s words by agreeing that there was a reduction in crime rates during his terms as mayor and read off some statistics proving this. She was reminded that the rates went down nationally, not just in New York City.
Whoopi Goldberg reminded her viewers and her co-host that Guiliani does not get to take credit for all of that.
“what you did for this country and what you did for a lot of black and brown americans? you should be ashamed of yourself […] we go up and down in our state, in our city. We go up and down, crime goes up and down. He might have had something to do with it. But it’s not—he took credit. He took all the credit and it’s not all him. There are a lot of people—he trampled on a lot of rights. He says, this is my favorite, ‘I took 600,000 people off welfare in New York.’ Liar. You didn’t do that. The federal government said we got to make changes in the welfare system. You didn’t do jack, man.”
She was even more incensed over his comments both in his RNC speech and in recent days after the tragic shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
“I know how you feel about people because I’ve heard you the last couple of days. You talked about Black Lives Matter as being a racist organization. Did you see the faces of the people marching, you bonehead? Did you see them? This wasn’t just black people. This wasn’t just white people. This was a nation of people of all kinds of colors marching to make the country better. What are you doing? Stirring the pot.”
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