America’s Mayor has been quickly burning all of the bridges he spent decades building in New York. He is remembered fondly by many as the man who almost single-handedly got New Yorkers back into their routine again after the 9/11 attacks. He did it calmly and coolly and too some extent simply by cracking a few jokes on Saturday Nigh Live.
But it seems that whatever sort of brain parasite Mr. Trump is suffering from has been passed on to Rudy Giuliani. Over the past few months he’s been making more and more tone deaf remarks. I think that what Rudy was trying to do – in his own mind – was to bring Trump’s brand of mildly veiled racism to a more dignified, educated and successful audience through a number of comments at speaking events. Perhaps he imagined his mild sense of humor and deftness were just what Trump needed to thin out the white trash and addled fascists that make up most of his supporters. Maybe throw in a couple young white entrepreneurs or white post-grads with rapey mustaches to round things out. The key was to make a small joke and get a laugh and in doing so to lower the bar of acceptability in professional America.
So Rudy Giuliani took to the stage at the Waldorf at a 40 under 40 event and after a few brief comments he tried to crack a joke about how many Mexicans were working in the kitchen. According to one attendee though, you could hear a pin drop. Nobody was impressed. “It was bad,” he said.
The group responsible for hosting the event quickly sent out an email stating that Giuliani “presented unscripted personal opinions which were independent of CFA’s political position or core values.” He also explained that “While we, the event organizers, made every attempt to direct Mr. Giuliani’s remarks ahead of time to focus on leadership, for which he is renowned and has authored a book, there is always the possibility of such a surprise at a live event.”
Giuliani has reportedly been canned as the speaker for the National Deal Making Conference held by the International Council of Shopping Centers in New York. I suppose Fox News will try to spin this as just one more example of the ultra-left trying to silence important voices on the right.
But the difference is that this event wasn’t some lecture at a university. It wasn’t about immigration policy or any policy at all. This was a leadership forum. Where people say nice things and smile for the camera and hopefully network with some like minded rich folk. My guess is that Giuliani will wind up taking a big financial hit over this. He’s not going to be giving any speeches for a while. And God knows Trump isn’t paying him.
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