From the New York Post:
Rudy Giuliani doubled down on his claims that President Obama doesn’t “love America” in an interview with The Post Friday — claiming the commander-in-chief has been influenced by communists since his youth. “From the time he was 9 years old, he was influenced by Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist,” Giuliani said. The ex-mayor added that Obama’s grandfather introduced him to Davis, a writer and labor activist. Giuliani also said another bad influence on Obama was Saul Alinsky, a community organizer whom the ex-mayor called a “socialist.” The man once called “America’s mayor’’ also sharply criticized the president for having been a member of a church led by radical Chicago Rev. Jeremiah Wright. “He spent 17 years in the church of Jeremiah Wright, and this is the guy who said ‘God damn America, not God bless America,’” Giuliani said.
Last night Giuliani told CNN that he’s been getting death threats since his initial comments. Meanwhile Republicans have been distancing themselves from Giuliani, with one GOP strategist saying that independent voters are looking that them saying, “These people are crazy.”
UPDATE: The New York Daily News points out the Giuliani shouldn’t be criticizing anybody’s upbringing as his own father was a draft-dodging felon and reputed mafia enforcer.