Former New York City mayor and GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani advised President Obama today to speak more like comedian Bill Cosby.
During an interview on AM970 radio, Giuliani was asked about a brutal brawl that took place at a Brooklyn McDonald’s and the police shootings in Ferguson last night.
Giuliani claimed that President Obama was ignoring "enormous amounts of crime" by black people, and complained about the anti-police "tone" of the White House, noted The New York Daily News.
“I hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards, but [he should be saying] the kinds of stuff Bill Cosby used to say,” Giuliani added.
Cosby has been accused of raping and drugging numerous women, reports Vulture.com which has been keeping an updated timeline.
According to The Huffington Post, President Obama praised police officers last week during his speech in Selma, Alabama:
Together, we can raise the level of mutual trust that policing is built on – the idea that police officers are members of the communities they risk their lives to protect, and citizens in Ferguson and New York and Cleveland just want the same thing young people here marched for – the protection of the law.
MediaMatters.org debunked the conservative talking point that President Obama doesn't speak about, or condemn, black crime back in December 2014.
Sources: MediaMatters.org, The Huffington Post, The New York Daily News, Vulture.com
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