Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recommends that a Donald Trump-John Kasich Republican ticket “could win this election.”
In an interview with Bill Hemmer on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday, Giuliani argued that if Trump is within 20 to 30 delegates of 1,237, the New York billionaire should “absolutely” be the nominee because if he is not the nominee, the Republican party will “lose the election.”
“Look, what have the Cruz, Trump, Bernie Sanders voters told us? They don’t trust Washington,” Giuliani argued. “Now Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is Washington, is coming in and saying, I want an open convention so I can pick the nominee. We’re going to lose the grassroots of this party.”
Later, Giuliani said that if Trump were to come up short in the delegate count, he could “make a deal and give him the extra 20 to 30 votes he needs in order to get over the top. Cruz step back and Kasich step back and give him the extra 20 to 30 because if you don’t, you’re going against the will of 65 percent of the Republican Party, maybe 70 percent of the Republican Party.”
[dcquiz] “Those are the people who elect the president, not the people in Washington. And if this election season as told us anything, what it’s taught us is the people of this country, Republican and Democrat, are disgusted with the party bosses,” Giuliani said.
“If they want to win the presidency, they have got to elect a guy with the most votes of anybody during the Republican primary. And Trump has the most votes. Trump-Kasich ticket could win this election.”