Rudy Giuliani continued to blast Black Lives Matter on Monday, saying he saved more African-Americans as New York City mayor than the activist movement is saving today.
“Don’t tell me I don’t care about black lives,” Giuliani said on “Fox & Friends.” “I believe I saved a lot more black lives than Black Lives Matter. … I saved more black lives than anyone in the history of the city.”
“I took over the city with 1,924 murders,” said Giuliani, who served as the city’s mayor from 1994 to 2001. “I gave it to Mayor [Mike] Bloomberg with 500-plus murders. Seventy-five percent of the people saved during that time were African-American.”
The former mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate criticized Black Lives Matter for focusing on police killings of African-Americans while ignoring black-on-black violence.
“I don’t see what Black Lives Matter is doing for blacks other than isolating them,” Giuliani said. “All it cares about is the police shooting of blacks. It doesn’t care about the 90 percent of blacks that are killed by other blacks. That is a simple fact.”
According to the FBI’s 2014 homicide data, 90 percent of black homicide victims are killed by other African-Americans, while 82 percent of white homicide victims are killed by other white people.
In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, Giuliani called the idea behind Black Lives Matter “inherently racist.” He reiterated that assertion on “Fox & Friends” Monday.
“It is inherently racist because, number one, it divides us,” Giuliani said. “All lives matter. All lives matter — black lives, white lives, all lives.”
“If I had an organization called White Lives Matter, you would say that it is a racist organization,” Giuliani further explained on “Fox News Sunday.”