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 Diane Rodham ClintonMueller moves ahead with Papadopoulos sentencing What's wrong with the Democratic Party? Just look at California BBC: Ukraine paid Cohen 0K to set up talks with Trump 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 TrumpDems seek to chip away at Trump’s economic record Trump to sign directive to reform commercial space regulations Trump on collision course with Congress on ZTE MORE on foreign policy.

ADVERTISEMENT
"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 PenceNAACP slams NFL for gag rule on national anthem Pence celebrates NFL requiring players to stand for anthem: 'Winning' Pence: North Korea will 'end like the Libyan model' if Kim does not cooperate 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."