Rudy Giuliani has a knack for staying in the limelight for one thing or another. The former NYC mayor is one of the most controversial figures in politics. Recently, Rudy made headlines after claiming he was smacked by a ShopRite employee.

Viral video is out showing Rudy Giuliani getting slapped by a worker at a ShopRite on Staten Island on Sunday and that it felt like “somebody shot me.” NBC reports that the worker has since been taken into police custody and is being charged with second-degree assault involving a person over age 65. 

Rudy said after the incident, “All of a sudden, I feel this, ‘Bam!’ on my back,” He added,  “I don’t know if they helped me not fall down, but I just about fell down, but I didn’t.” He continued: “I feel this tremendous pain in my back, and I’m thinking, what the — I didn’t even know what it was. All of a sudden, I hear this guy say, ‘You’re a f*cking scumbag,’ then he moves away so nobody can grab him.”

Security camera footage from the incident soon surfaced, and it appeared that the former mayor of New York City was not struck quite as hard as he had claimed. The suspect appeared to give him a pat on the back to get his attention for the “scumbag” insult.

Giuliani said that the attack was provoked by the US Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade. Giuliani’s son, Andrew, who is running for governor, said in a statement: “We will not be intimidated by left wing attacks. As governor, I will stand up for law and order so that New Yorkers feel safe again.” Check out a video of the assault below.

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Shubham Banerjee

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