Giuliani With Bill Hemmer: 'Obama's Not Cut Out to Be an Executive'
This morning, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will meet with President Obama at the White House. There are growing calls for Shinseki’s resignation after reports of systemic problems at VA hospitals across the country.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sat down with Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom to discuss the VA scandal and leadership in Washington.
Giuliani, who has written a book about leadership, said the president is reluctant to fire those who have made mistakes because “he’s not cut out to be an executive.”
While Obama didn’t have the experience to lead prior to being elected, Giuliani said he hoped he would’ve had the natural talent.
“He doesn’t have it. He’s not decisive. He doesn’t make decisions quickly,” Giuliani said, adding that the president doesn’t surround himself with good advisers.
In Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points Memo last night, the Factor host said President Obama underestimated how difficult the job would be. Giuliani agreed with O’Reilly, also noting that Obama never ran an organization in which he had to make a payroll.
“John McCain ran a military unit. I ran a mayor’s office. Romney run a governor’s office; he ran a business,” Giuliani said. “You don’t learn this at 50 years old, […] and by instinct, he’s a professor. If I were doing hiring in my law firm or my security business, I wouldn’t hire him to run it.”
Hemmer asked, “When there’s a vacuum of leadership in the world, what happens?”
Giuliani ran through the list, including the United States’ weakened relationships with South America, Russia, China and the Middle East since President Obama took office.
** UPDATE: President Obama accepted Shinseki's resignation Friday morning. **