This is a little strange because we don’t really quite know what Mr. Noun-Verb-9/11 actually said at an awards banquet, but whatever it was was bad enough that the organizers apologized for Rudy’s unscripted, off-the-cuff personal comments:
At CFA’s 40 Under 40 Awards last Thursday night, keynote speaker Rudolph Giuliani veered sharply off course from the leadership message he agreed to deliver and presented unscripted personal opinions which were independent of CFA’s political position or core values. While we, the event organizers, made every attempt to direct Mr. Giuliani’s remarks ahead of time to focus on leadership, for which he is renowned and has authored a book, there is always the possibility of such a surprise at a live event.
And then there’s this hint:
“Rudy talked about immigration and made a really, really inappropriate comment about the quote-unquote Mexicans in the kitchen at the Waldorf,” the attendee said. “It was bad. You could hear a pin drop. I think he was looking for applause.”
And we should note it was corroborated:
“A second person in attendance also recalled a remark about Mexicans coming to the country to work illegally in kitchens.”
So I think it is safe to say that it was not a speech about Leadership, though it might have been a speech he gave to the Alt-Right crowds that Trump attracts. Rudy isn’t exactly non-polarizing even when he is circumspect, but it sounds like he thought he had a winning hand, or as the anonymous source said, I think he was looking for applause.
I’ve been seeing posts scattered about trying to cut him some slack with the trademarked “Rudy Being Rudy” as some sort of talisman for forgiving slurs and racism, because: Rudy. And everyone nods their head.
But not us.
The Trump crowd of sycophants are at best feral animals, and they all show their loyalty to Hair Furer by trying to out-do each other with shows of bravado usually centered around one of the many -sims. Rudy forgot who he was speaking to and showed his true self. The real Rudy being Rudy.