For those of you who haven’t been following the US Presidential election circus closely, preferring instead to maintain your own sanity by plugging your fingers in your ears and humming the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’ until the whole mess is over and done with, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has been a regular fixture of the Trump campaign.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has had some searing hot takes on a range of issues.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani maybe, just maybe, needs to have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up.
Rudy appeared on US TV early this morning to discuss, among other things, his thoughts on yesterday’s MTV VMAs, and in particular he had some very pointed opinions about Beyoncé‘s performance.
The Queen Bey lit Madison Square Garden on fire with a medley of tunes from her last album ‘Lemonade,’ which included a performance piece in which her supporting dancers, illuminated in white, fell to the ground one-by-one and were shrouded in red light, symbolising black American citizens unjustly and disproportionately killed by police officers.
Giuliani, it seems, was not a fan of that. “It’s a shame. It’s a shame,” he repeated during an appearance on Fox News.
After stating that Trump’s mythical wall between the US and Mexico would have “technology that can detect people from 5 miles away” and would be similar in scope and purpose to the wall at the Gaza Strip in Israel (which is a *whole* other can of worms), the Fox hosts probed Rudy for his thoughts on the VMAs.
Giuliani, without hesitation, responded.
“You’re asking the wrong person because I had five uncles who were police officers, two cousins who were, and one who died in the line of duty. I ran the largest and best police department in the world, the New York City Police Department.”
“And I saved more black lives than any of those people you saw on stage by reducing crime and particularly homicide by 75 percent.”
The stupid thing is, the old bastard actually has a point: It’s a massive, systemic problem with roots deeply imbedded in prejudicial legislation that requires top-to-bottom reform from politicians not afraid of doing their actual jobs.
But god damn it, man. You couldn’t find another way of expressing that than by criticising the most prominent black artistic voice in the country (possibly the world) for using her art to make a point, subsequently giving yourself props with the other side of that back hand?
Of all this hills to choose to die on, this one’s as weird as it gets.
US politics, you guys. Say what you want about it, but it’s never uninteresting.
Source: NY Daily News.
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