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. a health economist

    While the bill is far from perfect, it is better than anything the Republicans would have put together. I've said this before and I'll say it again. I'd sooner trust an intoxicated chimpanzee with glaucoma performing open heart surgery on me than trusting the Republicans to get things right on health care reform.

    March 23, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. Michael

    Giuliani can't fool Americans either , HE LIKES TO DRESS LIKE A WOMAN." This man is untrustworthy, a liar, deceitful, and not credible! He is living on 9/11, in which he blowed himself like he was a political big shot! I WOULD NOT TRUST HIM TO RUN A PIG STYE OR DUNG DUMP! REPUGLICANS LIKE HIM IS WHAT MAKES AMERICANS DISTRUSTFUL OF POLITICIANS!

    March 23, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. eolufemi

    Where do all these cockroaches keep coming out from...

    March 23, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. ronalde

    You are right rudy,it is very hard to fool a fool.

    March 23, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. pants on fire

    Dudy Guilliani' s No. 1 priority is being a creep. Ask his ex-wives.

    March 23, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. Jim

    Rudi, Rudi, Rudi. You may be the most pathetic politician ever. You exploited the 9/11 tragedy to extend your post beyond your term, you claimed the credit for the responses provided by the brave men and women of the Fire and Police Departments, and you lied to everyone about your relationship with your mistress. You tried to strong-arm a judge to bar your wife access to the Mayoral mansion so you could bring the little trollop there. So don't talk to us about lies. Go back under the rock you crawled out from under, and leave the good people of NY and the country to deal with real issues.

    March 23, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. NYC Hates you

    Guiliani you tried to fool us in NYC, we dont care what you think. Using 9-11 as political propaganda for your run to the whitehouse was beyond immoral and selfish. Your decision not to give the NYFD new radios before 9-11 is a major failure on your ability to make decisions in the government. Your decision to give the bid for new radios to a company of your choosing instead of the FDNY deciding what was best for them, cost lives to be lost. Who cares what you think, you failed on your number #1 priorty as mayor so why should anyone choose to believe what you think about HC and employment? You are not a hero of 9-11 and never will be in the eye of New Yorkers.

    March 23, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. AEJ

    The GOP – THE PARTY OF THE PAST AND THE PARTY OF ANGER.
    Anger comes from fear. It is no accident that racial epithets were yelled at black lawmakers on Saturday in Washington and a kind of venom even gets exclaimed from the floor of the Congress: "You lie!" "Baby killer!" The protesters were protesting health care legislation. But they feared they were losing their country.

    Europe and Canada are way ahead of the USA in compassion for the sick. Shame on the GOP!!!!

    March 23, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. ender

    Obama never said his number one priority was jobs and Guliani knows that.

    He simply wants to whine and make things up like the rest of the republican party.

    March 23, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. tjaman

    Please, Rudy. A guy in a subway with three cups and a ball could fool you.

    March 23, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  11. Rush L.

    Pretty clueless. And he doesn't even support the troops.

    March 23, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  12. fed up

    Who listens to you any more, Giuliani, you are sooo 2008.
    Admit it and go away!

    March 23, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  13. Gale Shipman

    Sorry Rudy, but Obama did promise to transform this country and he has set out to do it. So sad that so many Americans hated this country so badly they wanted to change us to a third rate country and they elected that evil Obama to do it.

    March 23, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. Tommy P

    Put your dress back on Rudi or go cheat on your current wife and shut up.

    March 23, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  15. katiec

    Rudy, "it is better to be thought a fool than speak out and remove all doubts". You have lost all creditibility and no one, except CNN cares what you have to say.
    Just more irresponsible hypocrasy which is the backbone of the republican party.

    March 23, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  16. maraxnyc

    Rudy, you can't fool me & that is that.!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  17. Jefe

    I guess going from losing 700,000 jobs a month at the tail-end of W's term, to almost 0 losses now would be a great deal of progress. 9/11

    March 23, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  18. Sadie

    What a whinning cry baby......if he was as good a Mayor as he thinks he was, why didn't he get anymore votes than he did when he try to run for the Republicans Presidental canidate? Obama is doing just fine, unemployment is going down slowly and he is doing a great job....it is only you Rich White men that are so filled with Hate, Anger and being such sore losers TO A BLACK MAN that are complaining about this Bill passing.....It is the republicans party that is promoting Hate and radical racists......It started with McCain when he let his then VP Canidate Palin go out on the stage and promote Hate, Lies, and deception.......she still is promoting the same along with all the rest of the Republican party......Some advise GOP, you better keep these Hate mongers out of your campaigns, away from the microphones off TV programs that speak for you and your party but have no CREDENTIALS......

    March 23, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  19. lara

    Is this Rudy "America was never attacked under George Bush" Giuliani?
    A statement like that from the man who was mayor of new york during 9/11, when Bush was president, makes me wonder why anyone is even listening to this man at all.
    I suppose he's erased the stimulus bill from history the way he did 9/11.
    then again, when President Obama passed that bill, the Repubicans complained that he was interfering with the system by trying to create jobs. Then they went home and took credit for those same jobs.
    Now they're pretending he never even passed it.
    This from the party that tried to kill the latest job bill in congress at the first attempt. The only reason the bill survived was because 3 of them broke ranks, yet republicans that tried to kill it later voted for it!
    Mitch McConnell co authors a proposal for a commission to cut the deficit, President Obama supports it, and McConnell votes against it!
    What exactly do the republicans think they're doing? Do they think government is some sort of game?

    March 23, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  20. William

    No wonder he cannot be fooled. He is a raving lunatic. Someone call the exorcist!

    March 23, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  21. Sorensen

    I am afraid, very few people could give a rat's ass what can or cannot
    fool Mr. Giuliani.

    March 23, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  22. Oh, New York

    Someone please shut this little weasel up.

    March 23, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  23. jm for sc

    Giuliani can't fool anyone.

    March 23, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  24. LacrosseMom

    Oh Rudy....... you are SO green with envy!

    March 23, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  25. Fitz In Texas

    And thousands of American people that Obama did fool while campaigning for President are waking up.

    March 23, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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