But while the the New York politician was addressing the crowd, he attempted to bash President Obama's eight years in office — as well as Hillary Clinton's role as Secretary of State — by incorrectly claiming there had been "no successful radical Islamic terrorist attack" in the US during George W. Bush's two terms as president, saying:
"Under those eight years before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when [Hillary] Clinton and Obama got into office."
The obvious error about that statement is that 9/11 happened on September 11, 2001, and our current Commander-In-Chief was sworn in on January 20, 2009.
We were shocked the 72-year-old seemed to forget about this tragic and incredibly significant piece of American history for a couple of reasons.
First, Rudy was the mayor of New York City DURING the horrific 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Second, the Republican had brought up both 9/11 and the 1993 assault on the WTC mere MOMENTS before this controversial comment.