Rudy Giuliani: 'I've Saved More Black Lives Than Beyoncé'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016, in Cleveland.
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is not a fan of Beyoncé. For some reason, Giuliani seems to have an ax to grind when it comes to the singer. First he hated her “Formation” video, and now he's criticizing her performance at MTV's Video Music Awards.

Giuliani referred to Beyoncé's performance as a "shame" during his interview with Fox & Friends. Apparently he wasn't feeling the imagery of angels being shot down, which Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt brought up.


“Her dancers were circling around her, and one by one, they fell to the ground, and there were red lights underneath them. And that was supposed to symbolize cops killing black individuals,” Earhardt said to Giuliani.

“You’re asking the wrong person because I had five uncles who were police officers, two cousins who were, 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 onstage by reducing crime and particularly homicide by 75 percent," Giuliani said.


“Of which, of which, maybe 4,000 or 5,000 were African-American young people who are alive today because of the policies I put in effect that weren’t in effect for 35 years. So if you’re going to do that, then you should symbolize why the police officers are in the neighborhoods and what are you going to do about it? To me, it’s two easy answers: a much better education and good job, and what the heck have you done, like in Baltimore, when they all stood in Baltimore,” Giuliani said, referring to the unrest in the city last year following the death of Freddie Gray.

“I was sick when I saw all the politicians sitting, standing in Baltimore after the police situation and saying, 'Nobody’s done anything for this community in 50 years,’” he continued. “Well, that is a heck of a thing to say, because they’ve been in charge for 50 years. And they have failed the community. I didn’t fail Harlem. I turned Harlem around. I didn’t fail Bedford-Stuyvesant, I turned it around. Go there now. Go walk in Harlem. Then flash back to 25 years ago and go to Harlem before I was mayor, and one was a place where crime was rampant and no national stores, and now there’s a thriving community in Harlem.”


Yeah, he turned Harlem around by jailing black people. Black people who, because of his sloppy administration, probably didn't get a fair trial or were actually innocent of the crimes they were accused of committing.

Giuliani failed to mention that his administration was one of the most corrupt seen by New York City. Now, that's the real shame.

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