America isn’t safe, not even for the high-profile conservatives in liberal-controlled states. This Sunday, Rudi Giuliani got slapped on his back violently by a ShopRite worker on Staten Island.
Giuliani got out of the bathroom and stood among his supporters when, all of a sudden, a ShopRite worker slapped him on the back and said ‘’scum bag.’’
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Man slaps Rudy Giuliani on the back, arrested for second-degree assault on a person over the age of 65. (2022) pic.twitter.com/Bmlgj0qCXG
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The New York Post reported:
Rudy Giuliani was slapped by a worker at a ShopRite on Staten Island on Sunday while campaigning for his son, leaving the 78-year-old former New York City mayor shaken, the ex-pol told The Post.
Giuliani said he had just gotten out of the men’s room at the store on Veteran’s Road and was being greeted by a bunch of supporters when he was suddenly hit from behind — an incident caught on surveillance video obtained by The Post.
“All of a sudden, I feel this ‘Bam!’ on my back,” Giuliani said. “I don’t know if they helped me not fall down, but I just about fell down, but I didn’t.
“I feel this tremendous pain in my back, and I’m thinking, what the — I didn’t even know what it was,” he said. “All of a sudden, I hear this guy say, ‘You’re a f–king scumbag,’ then he moves away so nobody can grab him.
“And he says, ‘You, you’re one of the people that’s gonna kill women. You’re gonna kill women,’ ” Giuliani said, quoting the suspect, who now faces assault charges. “‘You and your f–king friend are gonna kill women.’ Then he starts yelling out all kinds of, just curses, and every once in a while, he puts in that woman thing.
"I was shoulder to shoulder with Giuliani" Drita Rugova, who came up to Rudy Giuliani to take a photo says shop rite worker slap him on his back, saying 'Hey you fucken scum bag" –
"He hit him so hard, that I felt it"https://t.co/jo2qDP2k4g
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BREAKING 🚨 Rudy Giuliani attacked by a worker at a ShopRite on Staten Island while campaigning for his son – reports
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ABC 7 News added:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke out on Monday after he was slapped on the back while grocery shopping on Staten Island.
A ShopRite employee is under arrest for attacking Giuliani inside the supermarket.
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Police say Daniel Gill, 39, slapped Giuliani on the back while he was handing out flyers at the store on 3010 Veterans Road on Staten Island.
“I got hit as if a boulder hit me,” Giuliani said during his virtual press conference. “It knocked me forward a step or two, it didn’t knock me down, but it hurt tremendously.”
The former mayor said he really didn’t know what had hit him at the time, and he was shocked as he had campaigned there for himself, his son, and other colleagues some 500 times, maybe as many as 1,000, he estimated.
After the hit, Giuliani says the man kept swearing and ranting to him about “killing women” and when he wouldn’t stop, that’s when he decided to call the police and have the man arrested.