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NYC Mayor Says DA Should Investigate Rudy Giuliani Over Assault Claim

Eric Adams and Trevor Noah on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Eric Adams and Trevor Noah on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.Source: Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

New York City Mayor Eric Adams told late night talk show host Trevor Noah on Tuesday that Rudy Giulani’s claim that he was attacked at campaign stop on Sunday, which led to the arrest of a protester, should be investigated after video went viral showing it was a pat on the back. 

“He falsely reported a crime, and the district attorney should take that seriously,” Adams said. “That person that he falsely reported spent 24 hours in jail. That’s not acceptable, and so I’m going to call the DA.”

“If that tape wasn't there, imagine what would have happened to that man,” Adams said.

In a wide-ranging interview, Adams spoke to Noah about his plans to reduce crime across the city.