Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed President Barack Obama on Tuesday for not cutting his trip to Cuba short and treating the attacks in Brussels like “when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.”
“It’s outrageous to the President of the United States is not in the situation room right now, planning to destroy ISIS,” Giuliani declared during an interview on Fox News.
Host Neil Cavuto, however, observed that the president “would look frantic” if he ended his trip a day early.
“That would be like Franklin Roosevelt remaining at Warm Springs when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor,” Giuliani quipped.
Although Cavuto pointed out that Brussels was not on American soil, Giuliani insisted that it did not matter.
“This is an attack on one of our allies. We belong to NATO,” he remarked. “He’s sitting with a dictator, watching a baseball game, while innocent people are being killed in a war.”
“Bush took 9/11 really seriously. He hit them back like hell, right?” the former GOP presidential hopeful continued. “And we didn’t get a terror incident from then on. He has been in office now for eight years and we’ve had four, five, six, seven? I mean, obviously he is not scaring them.”
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