Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday insisted that any "hero" would have done what explorer Christopher Columbus did when he allowed the rape, enslavement and genocide of indigenous peoples.
Giuliani made the remarks during an appearance on Real America's Voice with host Steve Bannon.
"Did he engage in some immoral acts himself?" Giuliani asked. "Did he allow his crew to do it? There seems to be evidence that he did. But we don't know that for sure. It's hundreds of years ago."
"Did he do anything that other men and women of his age would have done? No," he continued. "And have all of our other heroes done that? I mean, John F. Kennedy -- now it's a different age, but now we know things about John F. Kennedy that make him considerably less than perfect."
Giuliani said that other liberal icons like President Franklin D. Roosevelt were also similar to Columbus.
"I can find every single one of their heroes on the left and on the right," he insisted.
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.