March 23rd, 2010
10:10 AM ET
5 years ago

Rudy Giuliani says Obama can't fool him

 Rudy Giuliani takes aim at President Obama.
Rudy Giuliani takes aim at President Obama.

(CNN) - Sitting in the stands above a rain-soaked field at Yankee Stadium Monday, Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the president is not making good on his promise to make jobs the number one priority of his administration.

While guest-hosting CNBC's "Closing Bell," Giuliani said of the president that "jobs is not his No. 1 priority. He wouldn't have passed this bill if jobs was his No. 1 priority. He would've spent the last year working on jobs. My No. 1 priority when I was mayor of New York City was bringing down crime. I know what a No. 1 priority is – so he can't fool me that jobs is his No. 1 priority."

Giuliani went on to criticize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congress saying, "This was an ideological act by the Congress yesterday, not a sensible health care decision."


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soundoff (136 Responses)
  1. Steph

    It is truly amazing that so many has beens can come out and attack the man who beat them for the job. Sorry, Rudy, we don't care what you say.

    March 23, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  2. Bill

    Anyone call fool this guy. Just look at the political thugs that he appointed while he was mayor ..... even a crooked police commissioner.

    And everyone remembers how he treated his wife and children.

    March 23, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Sara

    How can you reform jobs and create more without a definitive answer on health care and what requirements/benefits are there for businesses?

    March 23, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  4. Jim In Miami

    This idiot still thinks he be president someday.

    March 23, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  5. Tom in Va

    Why not? Everyone else has him fooled.

    March 23, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. jh

    That's funny. I thought Rudy's number 1 priority was trying to get in the Guinness Book of World Records as the person who could say 9-11 the most times in one year.

    This guy is the biggest fraud ever.

    March 23, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. patricia cash

    yeah,coming from the man who had judith nathan holed up in a suite with him during the 9-11 and then moved her into the same house with his wife and told his wife to get screwed. giuliani i resect you as much as I do palin,limbaugh ,beck or hannity. your a blown out dirt bag

    March 23, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  8. bill

    Well, Guiliani can't fool me. He's a cross-dressing queen.

    March 23, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  9. DCTWMT

    Well, we just finished 8 years of idealogical acts not supported by the majority of people in the country (not to mention the world), so I suggest that this clown shut up. If he doesn't like what's going on in this country he's welcome to leave. I'll help him pack.

    March 23, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  10. Will-South Dakota

    Rudy needs to go into retirement to Costa Rica with Limbagh.

    March 23, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  11. Dano

    Rudy if the Repubs had been working with the Dems on passing health care reform rather than doing everything they could to derail it, they could have been working on jobs creation full time for the past 6 months. If your guys would become involved in finding solutions to our country's problems rather than trying to obstruct everything President Obama and the Dems propose we would all be in better shape.

    March 23, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  12. Mike from MN

    I see Rudy is using another one of the GOP talking points.

    What an idiot! No wonder you didn't have what it takes to become the GOP nominee, let alone the President.

    Let's see, we've had 3 stimulus packages to "create jobs" since Obama became President-elect. They've just recently passed another jobs bill.

    Health care reform is a jobs bill because it ensures people will not go broke getting ill in this country. It also will ensure more people can stay healthy so that they can keep their jobs and economy going.

    What will the GOP say when they run out of truthful talking points?

    March 23, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  13. get real

    Rudy, sit your millionaire ash down! If you had any good ideas about health care or jobs creation, you could have mentioned them. No suggestions? Typical GOP.

    March 23, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  14. GI Joe

    What an old fool. Almost as bad as that actor Thompson, thinking anybody cares what he thinks. (We know he thinks of women a lot – and we know he's crooked).

    He does NOT speak for me or 99% of this country.

    March 23, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  15. Marisa Cox

    Rudy, you can not fool me.!! Just like you can't fool New Yorkers that experienced YOU first hand...

    March 23, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  16. Florida Joe

    Right Rudy…..No one can fool you……You knew that all those other primaries didn’t mean anything….waited for Florida……that was the real test…Guess what? YOU FAILED What a loser…………I’d be worried if Obama did anything that Rudy liked

    March 23, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  17. cranker123

    when is this 2 time cheater going to move on no one cares about him

    March 23, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  18. Justin

    Can't fool a fool?

    March 23, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. Obama's no fool

    Hear there will be some IRS jobs opening up.

    March 23, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  20. Michael

    Giuliani can't be fooled by Obama? This coming from a man who does not believe any terrorist attacks occurred under President Bush (in two interviews he made this claim).

    March 23, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  21. j

    Giulani is a a joke... whose brilliant strategy was it to wait and start in Florida during the presidential campaign? What a knucklehead.

    March 23, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  22. sandy

    Yea, like anyone listens to Mr. 9/11. He is a sorry politician.

    March 23, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  23. Dex, Houston TX

    Oh Rudy, would you please buy a clue....do you realize that with the passing of healthcare, more clinics will be needed which means construction (jobs) clinic personnel (jobs) and of course doctor (jobs).

    How did he ever become governor...you dope!

    March 23, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  24. The Voice

    This guy can't even say a complete setence without sounding like a fool!

    March 23, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  25. John Stillman

    Just another loser spouting sour grapes. Remember when he ran for the Senate and Quit. Remember when he ran for President and Lost.

    March 23, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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