Rudy Giuliani recently called students protesting the election’s results “a bunch of spoiled crybabies,” but added most students are all right and it’s the professors who are the “real left-wing loonies.”
The former mayor of New York and senior adviser to the Trump campaign made the comments on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“The reality is they are a bunch of spoiled crybabies,” he said of campus protesters. “And someone said, I think I heard somebody said, we’re bringing up a generation of crybabies. Most kids aren’t crying. Most of the kids are going to class.”
“I speak at a lot of college campuses,” he added, “and what I find is, this might be a somewhat heartening fact, we are growing up a slightly higher percentage of conservative students now than we used to. Because they’re rebelling against the professors. And if you’re looking at the real left-wing loonies on the campus, it’s the professors, not the students.”
Trump’s message resonated with a lot of millennials, Giuliani added.
Giuliani said Trump’s message “got through to a lot of them, a lot more than you think” on college campuses, especially with students concerned about finding a job once they graduate. The former mayor’s response to the protesters prompted “Fox & Friends” anchor Brian Kilmeade to ask, “Mr. Mayor, I know how you feel, but if you’re Donald Trump and you want to be president of the entire country, can you afford just to say ‘crybabies’ or should you find a way to listen?”
“You should find a way to listen and talk about it and say to them, ‘look, you are overdoing it. Take a while and evaluate my presidency a year from now.’ My advice to Donald would be to say that,” Giuliani said. “And say, ‘look, calm down, things are not as bad as you think. Give me a year and I think you are going to find you are living in a much better country than you are living in right now. If not, I don’t know, you can go cry then.’”