Given the fact that thousands of New Yorkers -- including many Democratic voters -- are alive today because, in the 1990s, then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani dramatically cut the number of homicides in the city from about 2,000 to just around 600 a year, one would think he would be the one Republican that some liberals would have some respect for. But on his HBO show on Friday, far-left comedian Bill Maher likened him to Dracula and excoriated both Giuliani and President Donald Trump as being part of New York's "rat problem."
About four minutes into the monologue on Friday's Real Time show, Maher recalled: "And Trump has a new lawyer -- you heard this? Rudy Giuliani -- from the law firm of Jacoby and Dracula."
Giving the former mayor no credit for making New York livable again, the liberal comedian used the 9/11 attack on New York's World Trade Center for humor as he continued: "Hey, Rudy got famous by attaching himself to a pile of rubble -- it could work again, you know."
After audience laughter, he added: "No, first, Trump goes to Washington, now Giuliani. Congratulations, New York, you're slowly getting rid of your rat problem."