Giuliani on getting booed at Yankees game: ‘They boo you when they love you’
Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday pushed back at speculation that booing from fans at a New York Yankees game earlier this week had upset him, saying fans boo public figures they actually support.
“No, no. I know Yankee fans. They boo you when they love you,” Giuliani said near the southwest gate of the White House, according to Fox News Sunday producer Pat Ward.
Rudy Giuliani was asked if being booed in Yankee Stadium upset him: “No, no. I know Yankee fans. They boo you when they love you.”
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) May 30, 2018
The former Republican mayor of New York City, who is serving on President Trump’s personal legal team, was spotted later Wednesday afternoon in the crowd attending an event on sports and fitness at the White House, where Trump gave remarks.
Rudy Giuliani sitting in the front row at the White House Sports & Fitness Day event on the South Lawn. pic.twitter.com/NVVE5WhpAW
— Sean Doody (@swdoody) May 30, 2018
At Monday’s baseball game between the Yankees and the Houston Astros, Giuliani was loudly booed when an announcer informed the crowd that the former mayor was in attendance and celebrating his 74th birthday.
— Muck Savage (@the_irishpsycho) May 28, 2018
Giuliani has become the public face of Trump’s legal team since joining it earlier this month, appearing in a number of high-profile television interviews answering questions about the federal Russia probe and the $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
In recent weeks, Giuliani has been vocal in attempting to cast doubt on the legitimacy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
While maintaining that Trump would welcome a sit-down interview with Mueller, Giuliani has claimed that the entire basis of the special counsel probe is “illegitimate” and suggested without evidence that former President Obama and others knew that a confidential FBI informant had contacted members of the Trump campaign in 2016.