Andrew Giuliani, the son of former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, announced earlier this month that he's running for governor of New York in the 2022 election.
Andrew Giuliani previously worked in the Trump administration as the associate director of the Office of the Public Liaison after pursuing a career as a professional golfer until 2016.
Watch his campaign announcement below.
With his campaign officially underway, New Yorkers are questioning whether Giuliani has the experience to oversee operations in one of the Union's most consequential states.
The candidate addressed those concerns in a recent Fox News interview with a questionable claim.
"From an experience perspective, I may be 35 years old, but you gotta remember I spent 32 years—parts of 32 years—in politics and in government. I'm the only announced candidate who's spent parts of five decades in politics."
Andrew Giuliani was three years old when his father, Rudy, first ran for mayor of New York in 1989, making it technically true that he's spent "parts" of five decades in politics—though this would likely be considered a wild embellishment on a resumé for any other job.
Andrew did go viral when his father was finally elected mayor in 1993, upstaging the elder Giuliani in his inaugural speech by mimicking his father's gestures at the podium while shouting.
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His antics were even parodied on Saturday Night Live by the late Chris Farley.
While Andrew Giuliani was certainly in the public eye during his father's tenure as mayor, does this count as political experience in terms of decision-making, budgeting, and overseeing day-to-day operations?
The logic didn't hold up when people applied it to their own lives.
The claim was widely mocked.
Giuliani—like any Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York—is highly unlikely to secure a victory in the heavily blue state.