Rudy Giuliani was on Fox & Friends this morning to discuss, among other things, Trump's moving-target immigration position. The panel also touches on Beyoncé's performance last night at the VMAs, a performance Giuliani called "a shame."

What's causing the consternation of the Fox & Friends crew is a vignette from the pop star's breathtaking and politically-charged medley from her visual album Lemonade, which took home a haul of 8 Moonmen at the awards show. In the vignette, set to album opener "Pray You Catch Me," Beyoncé is surrounded by a coterie of women, dressed in angelic garb, who collapse to the ground in pools of red light.

"That was supposed to symbolize cops killing black individuals,” Ainsley Earnhardt explains, helpfully. The Fox & Friends co-host also prefaces the conversation by saying she wants to ask Giuliani about "the war on cops," so you know right away this is going to be a balanced discussion.

It doesn't seem like Giuliani's seen Beyoncé's performance, but that doesn't stop him from taking it, somehow, as an attack on his eight-year tenure as New York City's mayor. "I ran the largest and best police department in the world," he huffs. "I saved more black lives than any of those people you see on stage."

In an attempt to defend police, as well as his own record, against Beyonce's so-called "anti-police" performance, Giuliani calls for the singer to present a more balanced point of view in her political protest while simultaneously glossing over the very real issue of police violence against African Americans.

"So if you're going to do that, you also should symbolize why the police officers are in those neighborhoods. And what are you going to do about that? And what are you doing about it? To me, it's two easy answers: a much better education and a good job. And what the heck have you done?"

What Beyoncé did was arrive at televised awards show, watched by nearly 10 million viewers, flanked by women who had lost children to police and gun violence, shining a light on a problem Giuliani seems to think has "easy answers." Answers that apparently don't involve any action or reform on the part of the police.

Beyoncé has been outspoken about racism and police violence in her recent work. Her Superbowl performance in February, which Giuliani called an "attack" on police, had references to the Black Panthers and Malcolm X. The singer addressed the performance and her putative anti-police stance in a rare interview with Elle earlier this year, after her Superbowl performance caused controversy:

Anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe.

But let's be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things. If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me. I'm proud of what we created and I'm proud to be a part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.