Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani took the the Wall Street Journal's opinion page on Sunday to continue elaborating on his remarks last week that he didn't think President Barack Obama loves America.
“My blunt language suggesting that the president doesn’t love America notwithstanding, I didn’t intend to question President Obama’s motives or the content of his heart,” Guiliani wrote.
Giuliani wrote that his “intended focus really was the effect his words and his actions have on the morale of the country, and how that effect may damage his performance. ... Irrespective of what a president may think or feel, his inability or disinclination to emphasize what is right with America can hamstring our success as a nation”
“Obviously, I cannot read President Obama’s mind or heart, and to the extent that my words suggested otherwise, it was not my intention,” he added. “When asked last week whether I thought the president was a patriot, I said I did, and would repeat that. I bear him no ill will, and in fact think that his personal journey is inspiring and a testament to much of what makes this country great.”