BREAKING: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani Supports Donald Trump for President
BREAKING: FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI SUPPORTS DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT!
America’s Mayor Supports Trump!
— Independent US (@IndyUSA) April 7, 2016
The New York Times reported:
Rudolph W. Giuliani is not endorsing Donald J. Trump. But he is voting for him.
In an interview, Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York who has been uncharacteristically quiet in the last week about the Republican primary, said that he was planning to vote for Mr. Trump in the state’s primary on April 19, over Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.
“He’s my friend, and I think of the candidates, of the choices that I have, he’s the best choice for president,” Mr. Giuliani said. “He’s a better choice than Cruz and a more realistic choice than Kasich.”
Mr. Giuliani, who will be a delegate from Manhattan at the Republican National Convention, said he would have more sway on the floor as someone who had not endorsed anyone. But he spoke out as speculation swirled about why he had been absent in the lead-up to the primary in his home state.
Mr. Giuliani said he had been traveling, but that on several — not all — areas of policy, he agreed with Mr. Trump.
He acknowledged that he did not care for Mr. Trump’s Twitter post about Mr. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, which featured an unflattering picture of her.
Giuliani is for Trump for the same reason Christie is: Trump is his best shot at a return to relevance. https://t.co/FHMT6bk6ff
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 7, 2016