The Five Defends Giuliani: Black NYers ‘Should Be Thrilled’ with Him

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani got into a very heated battle on Meet the Press yesterday with MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson over black-on-black crime. Giuliani said there would be less white officers in black neighborhoods “if you weren’t killing each other.”

Dyson shot back by saying, “This is the defensive mechanism of white supremacy in your mind.” That led to a stern condemnation from Mika Brzezinski, as well as Fox’s Eric Bolling accusing him of “race-baiting” on The Five today, where he and the other hosts defended Giuliani’s record on crime.

Giuliani himself said this morning, “I probably saved more black lives as mayor of New York City than any mayor in the history of this city.” And both Bolling and Greg Gutfeld agreed. Gutfeld brought up crime stats in New York to make the case that Giuliani was absolutely right in his comment and even argued that “the police force has done more for minorities than any liberal program on the planet by simply letting them live.”

Bolling also leapt to Giuliani’s defense and said, “Black people in New York should be thrilled that Rudy Giuliani did what he did.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

And you can watch Giuliani and Dyson’s face-off here, via NBC News:

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