Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani found an unlikely supporter in a 12-year-old boy from Georgia, who has become a YouTube sensation after posting a video in which he wholeheartedly agreed that President Barack Obama doesn't really love America because he isn't "calling ISIS what it really is: an assault on Christianity."
C.J. Pearson, a self-described conservative since the age of 8, began by applauding Giuliani for the statement he made last week, in which he questioned whether Obama was a patriot and said it was weak to show "any reluctance to hold up America and its ideals in contrast to the nation's enemies," reports the Daily Mail.
Pearson then reiterated that he believed Obama's hatred for the nation is getting in the way of his ability to defend our freedoms of speech and religion and said he hoped other leaders would follow the former mayor's example and have the "guts" to speak against the president. He focused on ISIS and mentioned how the terrorist group had attacked the United States by murdering journalists and taking away our freedom.
Pearson reportedly founded the group Young Georgians in Government and, not surprisingly, has political aspirations, reports The Columbia County News-Times. One of his initiatives is to lower the minimum age to run for a House seat in Georgia from 21 to 18 and 25 to 21 in the Senate.
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Giuliani has yet to respond to Pearson's video. In an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal, he said he stood by his comments, but feared that his message was "blunt" and he "didn't intend to question President Obama's motives or the content of his heart."
Other conservative leaders, including Indiana Governor Mike Pence, haven't been as quick as Pearson to support Giuiliani.
"I don't think it helps to question the president's patriotism," Pence reportedly told Fox News Sunday.