Giuliani: I've Saved More Black Lives Than Black Lives Matter
Rudy Giuliani is facing a backlash for saying that black Americans face greater danger from other black Americans than they do from police officers.
On "Fox and Friends Weekend," Giuliani said that his remarks have led to some people labeling him a "racist," despite the fact that he was only sharing actual statistics.
"If stating the truth is being a racist, then we’re in a very sad situation in this country," he said.
Giuliani argued that he worked diligently as mayor of New York City to lower the number of African-Americans who were the victims of violent crime.
He pointed out that the year before he took office, there were 1,921 African-Americans murdered in the city, and he brought it down to 500.
"I calculate that I saved about 7,000 or 8,000 black lives. Bloomberg and I together, maybe 12,000," Giuliani said. "There are no two mayors that ever saved more black lives in any city, any place in the country.
"Black Lives Matter hasn't saved anywhere near as many black lives - if they've saved any at all - [as] I have."
He wondered where Black Lives Matter activists are in Chicago, where there's an epidemic of black-on-black crime.
"The reality is that we're going to only end this whole issue when we get control of the significant amount of violence in urban America."
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