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Megyn Kelly Calls Out Giuliani: Are You Really Condemning Obama’s Patriotism?

Rudy Giuliani continued to defend his comments about President Barack Obama not “loving” America during a combative appearance on Fox News with Megyn Kelly Thursday night. Asked if he wanted to apologize for his comment, the former NYC mayor said, “Not at all, I want to repeat it.”

“To say that he doesn’t love america, I mean, that he could view foreign policy as a Democrat might view it and through a different lens than you or a Republican might see it, you can understand the differences between you,” Kelly said to Giuliani. “But to condemn his patriotism? To question his love of America?”

Giuliani insisted that he was not condemning Obama’s patriotism, but instead said he wanted to hear more from the president about how “exceptional” this country is.

“A lot of liberals don’t believe in American Exceptionalism,” Kelly shot back, “but that doesn’t mean they don’t love America.”

Giuliani went on to bring up Obama’s maternal grandfather, who fought in World War II, as someone how introduced the president to “communist” ideas and then shifted gears to revive the 2008 uproar over Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Later in the interview, Kelly took a clip of Giuliani condemning MoveOn.org for questioning General David Petraeus’ patriotism and turned his own statement back around at him: “What kind of civility is that?”

Giuliani could only say that he believes he has been perfectly “civil” in his comments about Obama and said the only thing that might change his mind is if the president makes a speech that calls Muslims “barbarians” along with Christians. “Until he does that, I will have doubts about his emotions, his feelings, his attitudes and the way in which he developed.”

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