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Giuliani Calls on de Blasio to Apologize To the NYPD

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani says that Bill de Blasio isn’t responsible for the deaths of two New York City police officers last week, and that officers’ decision to turn their backs on the mayor at a funeral this past week was wrong. But, Giuliani says, de Blasio still owes his cops an apology “for the remarks he gave that gave the impression that he was on” the side of anti-police protesters rather than his own officers.

“I don’t know that he wanted to do it, he probably didn’t,” Giuliani said, but the impression stood. “Mayor de Blasio, please say you’re sorry to [the police] for having created a false impression of them.”

“Some of those protesters were legitimate, but some of those protesters were horrible,” Giuliani said, noting that he hadn’t seen the kind of violent anti-police rhetoric on display this year for decades, since the 1960s and ’70s.

After criticizing President Obama earlier in the segment for his frequent contact with Al Sharpton, Giuliani said de Blasio “could lose Sharpton as well.”

“When Sharpton pays the $4 million he owes the federal government, maybe he should be allowed to sit next to a mayor or governor,” the mayor said.

Patrick BrennanPatrick Brennan is a writer and policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. He was Director of Digital Content for Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, writing op-eds, policy content, and leading the ...

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