Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced Thursday that he will be voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming April 19 New York primary.
The former mayor told the New York Post, “I support Trump. I’m gonna vote for Trump.” Though Giuliani said it shouldn’t be considered an endorsement.
The New York Times is reporting that Giuliani isn’t officially endorsing Trump because he believes as a delegate to the GOP convention he will have more sway in a contested convention if he remains unattached to any candidate. (RELATED: Trump Has An Enormous Lead Heading Into The New York Primary)
Giuliani told the Times that Trump’s retweet attacking Heidi Cruz didn’t settle well with him. He said, “He’s a first-time candidate — you’re going to have some of these mistakes.” He added, “the man that I know is not the man you see on television. He’s a gentleman, he’s a good father.”
The former mayor also spoke Thursday about Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]’s attack on “New York values.” Giuliani said, “I know he was attacking liberal Democratic values … I know. I fought to change those policies in areas like welfare reform and policing, as did Mike Bloomberg… There was a better way to say it.”