Rudy Giuliani was a lawyer for Donald Trump. Andrew Giuliani is trying to become the governor of New York.
Rudy Giuliani visited a Staten Island grocery store over the weekend. He was campaigning for his son. He felt an impact on his back while inside the store and later described it as a gunshot. On “The Curtis Sliwa Show,” he explained, “All of sudden, I feel a shot on my back, like somebody shot me. I went forward, but luckily I didn’t fall down.” He added that if he weren’t in “pretty good shape” he could’ve “hit the ground and probably crack my skull.”
It wasn’t a shot that Giuliani’s back. The former mayor was slapped on the back by a store employee. The incident was caught on tape. You can watch it for yourself.
Video of the “assault” on Rudy at ShopRite, where Rudy had the person arrested, and said if he wasn’t in better shape he would’ve fallen, cracked his skull, and died. pic.twitter.com/EpgSpPu2fk
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) June 26, 2022
Everyone around Giuliani seems to react to the incident, and the store employee has led away from the former mayor. Giuliani described the slap as feeling like a boulder in a Facebook live post.
Giuliani said that the store employee may have hit him because of the Supreme Court’s decision. He said the employee called him a woman killer. He said, “You kill women. Your party kills women. You’re one of the people who kill women.” Giuliani added, “He might have made a reference to the word abortion in there, but mostly it was killing women.”
The man wouldn’t stop threatening and cursing Giuliani. He decided that the man needed to be arrested. He said, “Let’s get him arrested. Let’s make an example out of him. … This has to stop, this idea that you attack people.”
Giuliani’s son Andrew responded to the incident on Twitter writing, “As governor, I will stand up for law and order so that New Yorkers feel safe again.”
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. This message has resonates with voters throughout my campaign, leading up to Tuesday's primary. (2/2) https://t.co/GY6FT3FjGd
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) June 27, 2022
In a statement to PEOPLE, ShopRite explained, “We are aware that an incident instigated by a store associate involving former Mayor Rudy Giuliani took place at our store on Staten Island on Sunday. Store security observed the incident, reacted swiftly and the police were notified. We have zero tolerance for aggression toward anyone.”
Daniel Gill is the store employee who slapped Giuliani. He was charged with second-degree assault.