Former NYC mayor and failed Senate/Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, continued his run of inappropriate and insipid statements regarding the Black Lives Matter group and the African American community after the nightmarish shooting in Dallas.
The object of the protests in Dallas was over the recent deaths of two African American men at the hands of law enforcement, when, with the help of video, there was no need for those deaths.
I've written many words on his insensitive and shameful appearances that started on MSNBC last week and he's only getting worse.
He lectured African American families on CBS' Face The Nation by telling them "you've got to teach your children to be respectful to the police and you've got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police, the real danger to them 99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 1,000 times are other black kids who are going to kill them."
His facts were wrong, obviously, but what the heck. He made his point, right?
This morning he joined Fox News' Fox and Friends to expand on his CBS appearance because he didn't get enough time to say what needed to be said.
He did clarify his outrageous statement that "99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 1,000 times are other black kids who are going to kill them." He laughed it off by saying, he made an error and said it was a 90% chance via statistics. Yea, what's 9%?
He then put those numbers next into a little better context when he said that 82% of whites were killed by whites.
I'm not going to delve into poverty rates and geographic issues because that's been discussed ad nausea, but has no impact on the conservative community, who have tried to shift the narrative away from police brutality and into the broader area of crime in general.
Giuliani was offended that a FTN guest said he didn't understand the black community and it ended up with him proclaiming that he's been a savior to the African American community, "I'm the mayor that saved more black lives in the history of the city."
But he didn't stop there. He transformed himself into the one, true Black Jesus.
“I believe I saved a lot more black lives than Black Lives Matter. I don’t see what Black Lives Matter is doing for blacks other than isolating them. All it cares about is the police shooting of blacks. It doesn’t care about the 90% of blacks that are killed by the blacks. That is a simple fact. Even correcting my statement the other day in which I said 99% instead of 90, I was 9% off, he said with a chuckle.
Black Lives Matter was created as a response to the Trayvon Martin murder in 2012, and the racism that followed in its wake. But Giuliani and other conservatives have decided to educate them on what their mission statement should be and how they should behave.
He continued, "it is true, that 82% of the whites are killed by other whites, so if you want to care about "white lives matter" you gotta worry abut whites."
Thanks for the lecture, Rudy. Do whites in this country have a history of slavery and racial brutality? I didn't think so.
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt then bowed down to lick his boots and said, "..everyone just praises you for cleaning up....you've taken a lot of criticism and heat for saying that Black Lives Matter is inherently racist. What's your response to that?
Rudy explained, “It's not only racist because #1, it divides us. All lives matter...#2, the Black Lives Matter never protests when every 14 hours, somebody is killed in Chicago... Where are they then? Where are they when a black child is killed?"
This is as despicable as it is insulting.
But, you know, Rudy Giuliani knows best on how African American groups should handle their complaints against brutality and channel their anger.
He's been their savior all this time.