Giuliani to Media: 'You Really Don't Treat Us the Same Way That You Treat Democrats'

Susan Jones | August 8, 2016 | 10:25am EDT
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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that media bias is on full display in the presidential campaign.

"I know the media always discounts this because you don't like to get criticized, but you don't treat us the same way that you treat Democrats," Giuliani said.

Guest host Martha Raddatz noted that Republican Donald Trump "has been raising questions about whether this election could be rigged...Do you believe this election could be rigged?" she asked.

"I think what he's talking about is the very unfair media coverage that Republicans get," Giuliani replied. "I know all of those of you in the media don't believe this, but you really don't treat us the same way.

"The allegations by Ms. Smith, a Gold Star mother, about Hillary Clinton lying to her, got about 0.1 percent of the coverage that the Khan situation got. Hillary's situation in which the FBI, in an extraordinary memo, found her to be extremely careless in handling top security information -- my goodness, I wouldn't hire a person as an assistant U.S. attorney if that was in their FBI background.

"We're going to make her president of the United States? Nobody raises that. Nobody makes a very big deal about that. That's not on the news for five days, six days.

"So I think what Donald Trump is reflecting is -- and I know the media always discounts this because you don't like to get criticized. But you don't treat us the same way that you treat Democrats. Hillary, Bill, Obama, they get the benefit of the doubt.

"And I mean if Trump had said something like I'm going to raise taxes on the middle class, it would be all over the news. You would be questioning his sanity."

Raddatz ended the interview at that point, telling Giuliani, "We will look forward to the speech this week by Donald Trump on the economy. We thank you very much for joining us today."

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