Once "America's Mayor," Rudy Giuliani gets booed at Yankee Stadium on his birthday

Posted on JAN 28, 2019

Internationally respected after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 for his leadership, Giuliani now is the most visible defender of President Trump, and is seen as lessening his credibility.

The Memorial Day crowd packed the seats at Yankee Stadium in New York as the home team took on the Houston Astros. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, celebrating his 74th birthday, was in attendance.

During the game, the stadium's public address system announced the birthdays of people at the ballpark. "The New York Yankees wish a very happy birthday to Mayor Giuliani!" the announcer brightly said.
Then boos started filling Yankee Stadium, according to multiple reports.

Revered after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 for his leadership and later dubbed, "America's Mayor," Giuliani now is most visible as a defender of President Trump, using his television appearances to attack the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as analyzed by the Washington Post.

The idea of Giuliani getting an unfavorable reception in his home town would have been unthinkable a decadeago. Butthe boos underscore the former GOP presidential candidate's new reality as a cable news surrogate for President Trump.

"Thunderous boos rained across the stadium," one commenter posted on Twitter. "Let's just say he didn't have many fans in the crowd today," another posted.

A day before, Giuliani appeared on CNN's "State of the Union." The presidential lawyer admittedthat many of the president's assertions about "Spygate" were "an intentional strategy to undermine the investigation."

"It is for public opinion, because eventually, the decision here is going to be impeach or not impeach," Giuliani said