What’s something Yankees fans dislike, aside from whatever baseball team they’re playing against? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, apparently.
Giuliani was in attendance at the Monday Yankees game, and when the announcer mentioned him by name while broadcasting birthday wishes, the crowd responded with boos.
— Muck Savage (@the_irishpsycho) May 28, 2018
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Yup, Giuliani got booed on his birthday. The former mayor and current lawyer for President Donald Trump turned 74 years old on Monday, May 28.
“Thunderous boos rained across the stadium” as the announcer called attention to him, saying “The Yankees wish a happy birthday to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani,” reporter Adrian Carrasquillo tweeted.
At Yankee stadium: “The Yankees wish a happy birthday to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.”— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) May 28, 2018
Thunderous boos rained across the stadium.
Giuliani served as mayor from Jan. 1994 to Dec. 2001. In 2000, he had an approval rating of 36 percent, though that number skyrocketed up to 79 percent in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Now, however, New Yorkers — at least the ones who attended Monday’s Yankees vs. Houston Astros game — are back to disliking Giuliani. In April, Giuliani joined Trump's legal team to help deal with the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller after Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had his home and offices raided by the FBI.
In response to Carrasquillo’s tweet about the fan’s vocal disapproval, one twitter user commented that “Trump and Giuliani have one thing in common: they’re both New Yorkers hated in New York.”
That sentiment is supported by at least a few polls: According to a Nov. 2017 NY1/Baruch College City Poll, only 17 percent of those in New York City approved of the president, and an Oct. 2017 Quinnipiac poll put Trump’s approval rating across the five boroughs at 18 percent.
As of March 2018, according to Quinnipiac, that number has only increased one percentage point, with 19 percent of New Yorkers saying they approve of the job Trump is doing.