Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that those who had created an atmosphere of “severe, strong, anti-police hatred,” including President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and activist Al Sharpton, should be ashamed of themselves.
The comments come in regards to the Saturday murder of two uniformed police officers by a man who claimed he was avenging Eric Garder and Michael Brown, two black men killed by police officers. Host Clayton Morris played clips of Obama, Holder and Sharpton issuing statements before the shooting saying there were systematic problems in law enforcement’s treatment of minorities.
“You heard Al Sharpton come out and tweet last night, Mayor Giuliani, saying that’s why we condemn violence, have never called for violence, I don’t want violence and I condemn these killings,” Morris noted. “What do you say?”
“Well, what I say is they should have been saying that for the last three months and they should be putting more emphasis on the real problem and less emphasis on what is the reaction to the problem, which is the way the police behave, which is mostly correctly and sometimes incorrectly,” Guiliani said.
“They have created an atmosphere of severe, strong, anti-police hatred in certain communities,” he continued. “And for that, they should be ashamed of themselves.”