Rudy Giuliani is ‘slapped in the back of the head by Staten Island grocery store worker who shouted “what’s up scumbag?”‘ while campaigning for his NY gubernatorial candidate son
- Rudy Giuliani was attacked by a supermarket worker on Staten Island on Sunday
- Giuliani was at ShopRite campaigning for his son, Andrew, when he was slapped
- Eyewitnesses say the attacker was apparently a worker at the store and was taken into custody by police
- Andrew Giuliani is seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of New York
Rudy Giuliani was attacked by a worker and called a ‘scumbag’ while campaigning for his son at a Staten Island supermarket on Sunday afternoon.
The store employee was on shift at the time of the attack which saw the former New York City Mayor slapped on the back of the head.
The assailant was taken into custody while at the store. The suspect’s name and any charges have not been made public.
Giuliani recounted the incident on WABC Radio later on Sunday evening.
‘All the sudden, I feel a shot on my back. Like somebody shot me! Lucky I’m a 78-year-old who’s in pretty good shape, cause if I wasn’t, I’d have hit the ground and cracked my skull .. Suppose I was a weaker 78 year old and cracked my skull and died?”
Rudy Giuliani was attacked by a supermarket worker on Staten Island on Sunday as he was campaigning for his son, Andrew, left, when he was slapped (file photo)
Giuliani, 78, was at the supermarket as he stumped for his son, Andrew, who is running to be New York State Governor (file photo)
Shortly after the incident, Andrew Giuliani tweeted ‘MAKE NEW YORK SAFE AGAIN!’ although did not refer specifically to the incident
Giuliani, 78, was at the supermarket as he stumped for his son, Andrew, who is running to be New York State Governor.
Witnesses and law enforcement say he appeared shaken following the assault.
‘I was stunned. I was shoulder-to-shoulder with Rudy inside ShopRite. 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?”‘ Rugova-Johnson told the New York Post.
‘[The attacker] was on duty at the time,’ she said. ‘The cops arrested him.’
Giuliani who was a lawyer for former President Donald Trump when he was in office, was posing for photos at the time of the attack.
‘Rudy was assaulted,’ Giuliani’s partner Dr. Maria Ryan said. ‘He’s a 78-year-old man with a bad back and bad knees.’
Shortly after the incident, Andrew Giuliani tweeted ‘MAKE NEW YORK SAFE AGAIN!’ although he did not refer specifically to the incident.
A worker at the ShopRite store who answered the phone told DailyMail.com that they were ‘not allowed to say anything’ about the incident.
Giuliani was a lawyer for former President Donald Trump and pushed baseless claims about election fraud and wanted to dispute the results of the 2020 presidential election
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