Another private-dinner comment is grabbing headlines, this time courtesy of Politico, which describes Rudy Giuliani's remarks last night as going "straight for the jugular." His target: President Obama. With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and some five dozen execs and "media types" friendly to the GOP in attendance at the 21 Club dinner, Giuliani reportedly said the following:
- "I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn't love you. And he doesn't love me. He wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country. ... With all our flaws we're the most exceptional country in the world. I'm looking for a presidential candidate who can express that, do that and carry it out. And if it's you, Scott, I'll endorse you. And if it's somebody else, I'll support somebody else."
Giuliani made more Obama-related comments in a post-dinner interview; read them here
. As for what Walker thought of the former mayor's comments, we don't know: His aides maintained that everything he uttered was off the record. (Read more Rudy Giuliani