Rudy Giuliani, the previous Recent York mayor and henchman to Donald Trump, lost his cool at a heckler through the Have a good time Israel Parade on Sunday.
It’s not clear what the heckler said, however it caught Giuliani’s attention as he made a beeline to the barricades where onlookers were gathered.
“I reduced crime, you jackass,” Giuliani fired back. “You’re a brainwashed asshole.”
“Very classy,” someone ― possibly the initial heckler ― said sarcastically. “Class act.”
“I’m a category act,” Giuliani declared. “You’re probably as demented as Biden!”
The “Borat 2” star then stormed off, furiously waving a tiny Israeli flag.
The moment was caught on video by journalist Jacob Kornbluh of The Forward, a news website aimed toward a Jewish audience:
Marching behind Mayor Adams is @RudyGiuliani who gets right into a shouting match with a Democrat.
“You’re a jackass… You’re a brainwashed asshole… you might be probably as demented as Biden,” Giuliani told the guy
Watch the video 👇 pic.twitter.com/qjlTzQSP8j
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) May 22, 2022
Giuliani, as he does on this video, has often claimed credit for declining crime rates in Recent York during his administration.
Nevertheless, analysts say the truth is rather more complicated: PolitiFact notes the decline in crime rates actually began several years before Giuliani took office. And while the trend continued under his mayorship, it was also a part of a nationwide decline in crime and the impact of his policies is debatable.
His latest incident comes days after he reportedly was questioned for nine hours by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, which carried out by Trump supporters attempting to dam the certification of the election.