Andrew Giuliani gets into shouting match with TikTok personality as he campaigns to be NY governor

Candidate claims he was standing up for Israel during his visit to Times Square

Graig Graziosi
Friday 11 June 2021 22:27
Andrew Giuliani tries to describe his 'political experience'

Andrew Giuliani, a New York mayoral candidate and the son of the city's former mayor Rudy Giuliani, got into an embarrassing spat with a user on TikTok known as "Crackhead Barney."

Mr Giuliani was campaigning in Times Square when he encountered the TikTok user, who describes himself as running "your favorite anti-fascist show."

In the video, Crackhead Barney steps up to speak with Mr Giuliani and begins asking him why he was running for mayor.

"I'm running for governor. I'm standing for Israel today," Mr Giuliani tells the TikTok user.

"Are you gonna be like your daddy," Crackhead Barney asks.

Mr Giuliani attempted to dodge the question, saying he wanted to "see a New York where you have an Israel that is respected."

Crackhead Barney then tried to insult Mr Giuliani, telling him "I hate your father, I f****** hate him."

Mr Giuliani, attempting to remain diplomatic, said "that's ok," adding that he believed someone would be "beheaded" for that kind of an insult in Palestine.

The candidate's entourage was less forgiving of the slight and began shouting down Crackhead Barney, screaming "F*** you" at the TikTok star.

The two then debate back and forth over whether the other has ever actually visited Palestine.

The exchange was the latest in a series of weird comments that Mr Giuliani has made.

Earlier this year, he claimed he had "spent parts of five decades in politics" – despite never having held an elected position and despite being only 35 years old.

He also claimed that coronavirus antibodies were better protection than getting a vaccine, suggesting it is to people's benefit to contract the virus rather than getting the shot.

"The one good thing about the antibodies if you’ve had it, is it actually is even better than the vaccine, and here's why. With the vaccine you can still transmit, with the antibodies you can't transmit,” he said.

According to public health authorities there is no evidence that people who have coronavirus antibodies cannot transmit the virus, and individuals who have had the virus once can get it multiple times.

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