Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on has amazingly claimed that the wave of protests against President-elect Donald Trump are “exaggerating the fears” of his presidency.
“I feel very bad about that,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week,” addressing the protests. “But if those were Donald Trump people doing that after a Hillary Clinton election, I think a lot of people be — a lot of that — there would be a lot more anger in the media at the fact that they’re protesting a legitimately decided election.”
He also believes the people out on the streets are “professional protesters,” and not Hillary Clinton's supporters.
Hatred and anger fueled Trump's campaign — against Latinos, African Americans, Muslims, immigrants and more. Basically, he spewed poison against anyone who was not a white male Catholic.
It baffles the mind that despite the entire campaign based on bigotry and hate mongering, Rudy Giuliani thinks people are exaggerating their dissatisfaction with the election results.
Trump’s victory is perhaps one of the biggest upsets in the U.S. history.
Incidents of racism, bullying and even aggression exploded across the country overnight after the election results. In fact, experts claim post-election uptick in hate crimes is worse than post-9/11.
It is not only Giuliani, but Donald Trump himself who seems to be suffering from delusions.
In his first televised sit-down interview since the election, Trump urged his supporters to stop perpetuating bigotry and harassing minorities. Does he really think it's that simple?
“I would say ‘don’t do it, that’s terrible, because I’m going to bring this country together,'” he said. “I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it — if it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.’”
Who will tell him he can't just switch off the hate/racism switch in people at will? Just because he has now won and won't need to tap into that racist rhetoric anymore, he thinks he can ask millions of people around the country to stop behaving the way he had been inciting them to behave for over a year.
After over a year of inciting racial violence and spreading anti-Islam sentiments, it is safe to assume that Trump is a little too late with his requests of peace and tolerance.
No, Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani, unfortunately it doesn't work this way. A mob brainwashed and emboldened to hate cannot just be stopped at will.