Rudy Giuliani assaulted by Staten Island supermarket employee, cops arrest attacker

America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, 78, was allegedly assaulted by a Staten Island ShopRite employee while campaigning for his son on Sunday, rattling the former attorney for Donald Trump and illustrating yet again the dangers of demonizing political opponents in the media.

According to the New York Post, the former mayor of New York City said he was just coming out of the restroom and was met by a group of supporters when, suddenly, he received a sharp smack to the middle of his back.

“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 on my back,” he continued, “and I’m thinking, what the — I didn’t even know what it was. All of a sudden, I hear this guy say, ‘You’re a f***ing 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. You and your f***ing friend are gonna kill women.'”

“Then he just starts yelling out all kinds of just, just curses, and every once in a while, he puts in that woman thing,” Giuliani explained. “‘You guys think you’re saving babies, but you’re gonna kill women.'”

Reactions suggested the attack was in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, but if you’re wondering where the alleged assailant may have gotten the idea that returning the right to legislate abortions to the states will kill women, one only needs to look at the messaging that flooded the Sunday morning news shows and was amplified on Twitter throughout the day.

As American Wire reported, the talking point from Democrats on the day of the attack on Giuliani was exactly that: “Women will die.”

“The Supreme Court made a decision,” Giuliani said following the incident. “You don’t go around attacking people because of it. I mean, go get it changed.”

Speaking on 77 WABC talk radio on the Curtis Sliwa Show, Giuliani said the slap felt like “somebody shot me.”

“Luckily, I’m a 78-year-old who is in pretty good shape,” he said. “If I wasn’t I would have hit the ground and probably cracked my skull.”

Never one to back down from a fight, the former mayor who took down the mob and cleaned up Times Square wasn’t going to let his attacker get away with it.

“I say to myself, ‘You know something? I gotta get this guy arrested,” he told The Post. “I talk about ‘broken windows’ theory all the time. You can’t let the little things go.”

“I’m like, ‘I’m gonna get this guy arrested as an example that you can’t do this,” he continued. “And I said, also, in New York, we don’t prosecute people anymore. And one of the reasons I brought crime down is I didn’t ignore stuff like this.”

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani said his dad is as “tough as nails.”

“He’s doing fine,” Andrew assured The Post. “But it’s a sad day when New Yorkers’ greatest crime fighter, ‘America’s Mayor,’ is attacked. I blame the left-wing for encouraging violence. This is crazy.”

A witness to the assault said she was “stunned” by the attack.

“I was shoulder-to-shoulder with Rudy inside ShopRite,” Rita Rugova-Johnson said. “We’re talking, and all of a sudden an employee came out of nowhere and open-handedly slapped him in the back and said, ‘Hey, what’s up, scumbag?'”

“[The attacker] was on duty at the time,” she said. “The cops arrested him.”

According to sources, the suspect, Daniel Gill, 39, has no prior arrests. He was taken into custody in the store and charged with second-degree assault involving a person over age 65.

In a statement on Twitter, Andrew Giuliani said, “Innocent people are attacked in today’s New York all of the time. This particular incident hit very close to home. The assault on my father, America’s Mayor, was over politics.”

“We will not be intimidated by left wing attacks,” he continued. “As governor, I will stand up for law and order so that New Yorkers feel safe again. This message has resonate[d] with voters throughout my campaign, leading up to Tuesday’s primary.”

“The one thing he said that was political was ‘you’re going to kill women, you’re going to kill women,” Giuliani told The New York Times.

“This has to stop,” he said later on Sunday. “I’ve been in politics 50 years. I’ve never been attacked like this.”

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