Rudy is not backing down but he does concede that his candor stepped on his message. In other words the truth hurts. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed His Honor wrote;
“My blunt language suggesting that the president doesn’t love America notwithstanding, I didn’t intend to question President Obama’s motives or the content of his heart. My intended focus really was the effect his words and his actions have on the morale of the country, and how that effect may damage his performance.