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Giuliani 'Not Sure' Protesters Knew Why They Were Demonstrating

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By    |   Monday, 23 Jan 2017 09:35 AM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani conceded Monday there are "real issues" facing the United States in upcoming years, but he's not sure the hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating in the nation's cities during Saturday's Women's Marches knew why they were protesting, except that it was against President Donald Trump.

"There's the abortion issue," Giuliani told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "The issue of school choice. The whole issue of, I guess, the way in which you deal with foreign policy. Should [Trump] be muscular or should we be country that stands down the way we have under [Former President Barack] Obama?"

But even with the real issues, said Giuliani, he's "not even sure" Saturday's protesters knew why they were on the streets, as "they are not protesting any one thing. It's not as if we are protesting Roe vs. Wade."

And maybe, said Giuliani, "they should have voted," and he figures that the protesters in New York voted for Hillary Clinton.

There were also demonstrations in Washington during and after the inauguration, "and they weren't even necessarily protesting Trump," said Giuliani. "They were just protesting Washington."

Meanwhile, Trump's inauguration and first weekend were a "happy time for all of us who agree with the fact that the country has to be changed," said Giuliani, and he believes Trump was "very relaxed."

"He couldn't wait to get sworn in so he could get started to sign those orders and right over to the CIA and swear his people in," said Giuliani, who will head Trump's White House cyber security committee.

"You have this feeling that the people in government are going to be able to do something. You're going to be able to do all these things he talks about. Nothing he said in his inaugural address is unrealistic. It isn't easy to do but everything he said can be done."

Giuliani also said he thinks Trump's speech before the CIA went well, even though there have been complaints, including from former CIA Director John Brennan, at the content of the words delivered in front of the agency's memorial wall.

"I think part of the problem were the Brennans," said Giuliani. "I know the people who work for the CIA from the days I was there. These are good, really, really hard working, patriotic people . . . the people laughed, applauded, felt really good he signaled out their agency to be the first one to come to."

Part of the problem, said Giuliani, is that many in the media do not like Trump, leading to reports like the one coming from Time Magazine, which erroneously reported a bust of Martin Luther King had been removed from the Oval Office.

During his speech to the CIA, Trump slammed the magazine for the report. 

"They just don't like him," Giuliani said of the media. "They're looking for things to pick on. You know, the size of the crowd. The reason that guy probably missed the Martin Luther King bust is that's the preconception that he has of Donald Trump bust."

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