Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday said terrorists failed to successfully strike the United States in the eight years before President Obama and former secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents High-ranking FBI official leaves Russia probe OPINION | Steve Bannon is Trump's indispensable man — don't sacrifice him to the critics MORE took office.

"Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States," Giuliani said Monday ahead of a speech by Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign MORE on foreign policy.

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"They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office."

Giuliani was the mayor of New York City during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In making the remarks about terrorism, he was commending Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOPINION | There is no Trump administration Pence responds to Trump remarks: 'I stand with the president' DeVos charges ahead on school choice MORE, for his work in Congress after 9/11.

"He's a member of the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees, and during the time of Sept. 11, when we went through the worst foreign attack in our history, since the War of 1812," Giuliani said.

"Remember, we didn't start this war. They did. We don't want this war. They do. And they didn't start it even in 2001. They attacked the World Trade Center in 1993 and they attacked it under the ideology of radical Islamic extremism to create a caliphate. ... Mike Pence understands this."