Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani explained why he is voting for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Tuesday’s New York State Republican presidential primary.
According to Giuliani, it is because Trump has the best shot at defeating Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up.
“Tomorrow morning, I’ll wake up and go vote for Donald,” Giuliani said. “I’ve urged all my friends to vote for him. I think of the three candidates we have left in the Republican primary, he’s the best candidate and I think he by far has the best chance to beat Hillary Clinton, which is my major objective. If I thought Cruz had a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton, I would support Cruz. And I’ll tell you why — I think Cruz is a fastball that the Democrats have hit out of the park whenever they want. Straight, right-wing, very doctrinaire, very easy to beat, can’t win the Northeast or the West. Trump is a Mariano Rivera cut fastball.”
“He’s unexpected,” he added. “Hillary doesn’t have a rule book for running against Donald Trump. She’s got one for running against Cruz. She’s run against Cruz before.”
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