The former mayor of New York dismissed widespread criticisms that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump lacks substantive policy proposals during a Wednesday appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
“I mean, those two speeches were the two most substantive, I would say historic, speeches that any presidential candidate has made in a very long time,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the hosts.
The praise comes in the wake of Trump’s national security speech at a campaign event in West Bend, Wisc., just a few miles outside Milwaukee, which was shaken by riots following a black police officer shooting and killing an armed black assailant Saturday.
The candidate slammed his Democratic opponent, calling on black voters to “reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton,” who he believes “panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes.”
Giuliani, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, touted Trump’s bravery for addressing the crowd, since the severity of the riots in the area had already prompted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to declare a state of emergency and call in the national guard.
“I think this is the best speech that any Republican, at least, has ever given,” Giuliani continued.
Trump has struggled to attract black voters, with the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll showing the billionaire real estate mogul taking in just 1 percent of the vote.
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