Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani Forgets 9/11 Ever Happened During Speech

Rudy Giuliani appeared to forget about 9/11 during a speech ahead of Trump's foreign policy address.

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Speaking to a crowd in Ohio Monday afternoon ahead of GOP nominee Donald Trump's speech on foreign policy, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared to forget that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 ever happened. Giuliani, speaking on the two-term presidency of fellow Republican George W. Bush, asserted that the nation saw no "successful radical Islamic terrorist attack" during those 8 years.

Rudy Giuliani: In 8 years before Pres. Obama "we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack" in US

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 15, 2016

Despite Giuliani's claims during Monday's speech, a quick Googling confirms that Bush was indeed in the White House on Sept. 11, 2001 and that the tragic attacks on that date were carried out by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda. Giuliani's remarks thus hit Twitter with the quickness, prompting exactly the response one would expect: confusion, anger, and a reliable dedication to getting some jokes off.

Can someone help out Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York City on September 11th, 2001, with this?

— Andrew Mueller (@andrew_mueller) August 15, 2016

Rudy Giuliani: "Obama is why Ross and Rachel went on a break."

— anne t donahue (@annetdonahue) August 15, 2016

As a lapsed New Yorker I can attest Rudy Giuliani talking like 9/11 didn't happen is very reminiscent of his leadership after 9/11 happened.

— Matt Wallace (@MattFnWallace) August 15, 2016

Rudy Giuliani is a poorly made and poorly fact-checked Republican video that suburban moms share on Facebook waiting to happen

— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) August 15, 2016

Somebody should advise Rudy Giuliani to retire from public life. I hear fishing is nice.

— Drew (@JustRollinOn86) August 15, 2016

Giuliani last angered the general public during his appearance at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The vocal Trump supporter called for racial unity, a direct contrast to his previous rhetoric in which he has, among other things, called activist groups such as Black Lives Matter "racist" and used the police killing of Michael Brown in 2014 as an opportunity to harp about literally anything else but police brutality.

Speaking of George W. Bush, dude is reportedly worried he'll be the last Republican president in U.S. history. "I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president," Bush reportedly told a group of "former aides and advisers" in April, according toPolitico

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