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.
https://t.co/b3CO2Ktz6b TOGETHER, WE WILL BRING BACK NEW YORK! Giuliani For Governor 2022 #NYForGiuliani2022 https://t.co/q537d7fNNw— Andrew H. Giuliani (@Andrew H. Giuliani) 1621355625.0
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.
When discussing his experience, 35-year-old Andrew Giuliani said that he has spent "32 years in politics and in gov… https://t.co/5nf6ucWotY— Mediaite (@Mediaite) 1621453489.0
"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.
Rudy Giuliani Inauguration Upstaged by Son Andrew’s Antics  www.youtube.com
His antics were even parodied on Saturday Night Live by the late Chris Farley.
Please never forget this Chris Farley as Andrew Giuliani skit...https://t.co/QcnKC31nLU— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼) 1619651947.0
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.
Similarly, I have spent nearly 3 decades in medicine https://t.co/PyniCz6U3m— Eric Levenson (@Eric Levenson) 1621517625.0
By this measure, I've been in Major League Baseball since 1976. ** year I obsessively began to collect Topp's base… https://t.co/16BQMskJjl— Jeff Timmer (@Jeff Timmer) 1621516593.0
By this measure, my kids each have about a decade of prosecutorial experience already. https://t.co/RNMc1Mvtqx— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig) 1621513653.0
I’ve spent 35 years in the funeral business then https://t.co/HXV1o5DJDC— Jessica Taylor (@Jessica Taylor) 1621469635.0
Excited to find out I already have 35 years of service with the USDA https://t.co/NZdBkuYZPj— Jesse English (@Jesse English) 1621513841.0
The claim was widely mocked.
When you’re coasting on daddy’s name, but unfortunately also inherited daddy’s brains. https://t.co/LW7IlisNsB— Dr. Abdul El-Sayed (@Dr. Abdul El-Sayed) 1621467737.0
The difference between the writers being lazy and the writers hating us and wishing us pain https://t.co/IKR3Bo3CAx— NoLongerPurelyCivilHat (@NoLongerPurelyCivilHat) 1621517634.0
“I’m the only announced candidate that actually has spent parts of five decades in politics." great 90’s movie id… https://t.co/AlhXtS4Cqi— Shawn Hils (@Shawn Hils) 1621517964.0
Yes I remember the legislation 3 yr old Andrew put forward promoting peas over carrots on his dinner plate. What a… https://t.co/5d6HGv5msU— Politi Crazies (@Politi Crazies) 1621508822.0
Giuliani—like any Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York—is highly unlikely to secure a victory in the heavily blue state.