Did this “slap” feel like a gunshot to you?
Sunday, while campaigning for his son in a Staten Island supermarket, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani claims that a guy approached him from behind and smacked him so hard that it felt like “someone shot me.”
The entire event was captured on tape, prompting others to question whether the former politician exaggerated its intensity.
Video of Rudy’s “assault” with audio included from his KABC interview describing the incident. pic.twitter.com/WOki1vDJDD
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Rudy’s “attack” is depicted on video with audio from his KABC interview detailing the occurrence.
In the purported incident’s footage, Giuliani is seen greeting a small group of fans.
Then, an unknown man approaches the former mayor from behind and strikes him on the back.
On tape, though, it is difficult to comprehend how this type of physical touch might feel like a gunshot.
Giuliani has maintained his story despite this.
The New York Post quotes Giuliani as saying, “All of a sudden, I feel this ‘Bam!’ on my back. I don’t know if they prevented me from falling, but I was on the verge of doing so.”
“I feel this tremendous pain in my back, and I’m thinking, what the — I didn’t even know what it was.”
As he walked away, the unnamed guy reportedly screamed, “You’re a f**king scumbag,” according to the former mayor.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
On the tape, it does appear that the individual said something to Giuliani as he left.
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