When historians look back on 2016 I’m sure they will be left wondering how the hell we made it through. The UK is currently in a state of Brexit Limbo, or Brimbo, the Middle East is in a state of all out chaos and Russia is back to its best.
And yet overshadowing all this is a giant orange blimp with the most questionable hairstyle since Flockton of Seagulls. I am of course talking about Donald Trump. Now I could write about all the insane things he has said however that’s well covered by people smarter than me. What I want to point out is someone else, someone who unlike the historians looking back at us, has decided that time is neither a linear construct of cause to effect, or a ball of timey wimey stuff. This man is Rudy Giuliani former Mayor of New York and he has decided time is whatever he wants it to be.
In a campaign event in Ohio, Giuliani was giving the introduction for “Tiny hands” Trump. During this he said something that immediately stood out:
“Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama came into office.”
Let that sink in. In the 8 years (2000-2008) before Barack Obama became President, there were no successful attacks on the US by radical Islamist.
So what in the name of all that is holy was this?
Apparently in Giuliani’s world this never happened. Or if it did it certainly wasn’t in the 8 years before Obama. I would say you could only have missed this if you were living in a cave but that’s not entirely true. Luckily Giuliani wasn’t involved with anything to do with 9/11 or its aftermath.
Son of a Bitch!
Now we’ve all seen politicians distort the truth a bit to score points against the opposition but let’s not forget this is Giuliani. This is a man whose post 9/11 career has been forged on the back of 9/11. He has exploited the tragedy to suit his own ends. Ran for president on the back of it and now he decides it didn’t happen. What makes all this even more extraordinary is at the beginning of his remarks, he thanked Mike Pence (stock photo of old white guy #48) for his response after the attacks and for visiting Ground Zero and to the delight of anyone who couldn’t give a crap about personal freedom, helping forge the PATRIOT act. So within the space of a short speech we apparently briefly crossed into a parallel universe where 9/11 didn’t happen, as if somewhere there’s a Trump with a goatee who is an even bigger dick (tiny hands) than the one here.
So let’s hear it for the biggest lie of this election (until tomorrow)