Rudy Giuliani: I've Gotten Death Threats

Most GOP hopefuls back away from his comment
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2015 5:47 AM CST
In this May 12, 2014 file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks in New York.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani says his comment that President Obama doesn't love America has resulted in death threats being phoned in to his office, reports Politico via CNN. The former New York City mayor isn't backing off his comments, notes Politico, and in fact says the majority of phone calls to his office have been supportive—including from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Other candidates in the GOP's 2016 field, however, are continuing to back away, with a Jeb Bush rep saying, "Gov. Bush doesn’t question President Obama’s motives. He does question President Obama’s disastrous policies." Said Rand Paul: "I think it’s a mistake to question people’s motives … I don’t question his motives." The White House also threw an elbow Giuliani's way, notes Politico, with a tweet hashtagged "#ObamaLovesAmerica."

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