[UPDATE BELOW] Now that Rudy Giuliani is Donald Trump's most loyal gerbil, Chris Christie having been sent back to the dark hole/New Jersey from which he came at last, he's been making the media rounds to celebrate ol' Orange Face. And, apparently, to rewrite history—today, Giuliani claimed that there were no "successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks in the U.S." before Obama came to office. Hm, that doesn't seem quite right?
Here is Giuliani introducing Trump at a national security speech today, his transformation from Mayor of 9/11 Town to the Minister of Loud Screaming And Trumpdom so complete he's apparently forgotten about 9/11. Never forget, Rudy!
Video of Rudy saying we didn't "have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks in the U.S." before Obama: pic.twitter.com/3tC1InfZj0
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The Trumpian timeline seems to think Obama—and, I guess, Hillary Clinton— has been president since the War of 1812, having held him personally responsible for the founding of ISIS, the Iraq and Afghan Wars, Brexit, and, potentially, the rise of Donald Trump.
It appears we can now include 9/11 on the list of things Obama orchestrated during his eternal time in office. Other things Obama is definitely responsible for, according to the Rudy Giuliani American History Textbook for Children:
- The Oklahoma City Bombing
- The Salem Witch Trials
- Apollo 1
- The 1929 Stock Market Crash
- The battle of Antietam
- The Trail of Tears
- World War I
- World War 2
- Shoulder pads
- Celebrity Apprentice
Indeed, it appears Obama's 200-plus years in office have been nothing but one unmitigated disaster after another—unless Giuliani is admitting at last that 9/11 was not a terrorist attack, but an inside job? Did Bush do 9/11? Was it the CIA? Was it Judith Nathan? Who killed Harambe? Jet fuel might not be hot enough to melt steel beams, but Giuliani's lies are.
Update 4:37 p.m.: Here's the full video of Giuliani's speech, which shows that he has not forgotten 9/11 but he is still a self-serving prevaricator:
Though it appears Rudy is specifically referring to the eight years after Bush signed the Patriot Act, he is incorrect that there were no "radical Islamic" terrorist attacks following 9/11—a few of note include the 2002 incident in which a man opened fire at an El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, and a campus attack at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.
It's also noteworthy that the September 11 attacks were the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, and while it's very convenient to set the Terrorist Attack Clock back to zero after the Big One, it still happened under Bush, not Obama.