Former NY mayor Rudy Guilani makes surprise speech for Donald Trump in Wilmington

Eamon Queeney—North State Journal
Former mayor of New York

WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory introduced a surprise speaker, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at a campaign rally for Donald Trump in Wilmington on the N.C. coast Tuesday. In his speech before more than a thousand cheering Trump supporters, Giuliani praised McCrory and the revived economy in North Carolina.”He’s a good friend, a good governor and you are lucky to have him,” Guiliani said of McCrory in Trask Auditorium at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “In November, when you vote for Donald Trump, re-elect Pat McCrory.” Giuliani then turned his attention to Hillary Clinton, eliciting boos from the Eastern North Carolina crowd at the mention of the Democratic nominee. “Donald Trump is pro-military, pro-police, and Hillary Clinton is just the opposite,” Guiliani said. “Did you know she excluded uniformed police officers from the floor of the Democratic National Convention? That’s right, she was embarrassed to have uniformed officers on the floor of the DNC. This woman is anti-military, anti-police, and anti-growth economy. Donald Trump is just the opposite. “He’s going to put money in your pocket. She is going to take money out of your pocket.”Giuliani went on to call Trump the leader of a political movement that will defeat Clinton, but he quieted the enthusiastic crowd when they began to chant “lock her up.” “Donald Trump makes the establishment nervous. Mostly Democrats, but some Republicans are worried, too,” Giuliani said. “The establishment on both sides of the aisle are shaking, and they should be because when he is the president of the United States, he is going to run it for you, not them.” He introduced Trump, who entered the auditorium to the Lee Greenwood song “Proud to be an American,” and the crowd cheered and waved signs reading “The Silent Majority votes for Donald Trump.”The appearance comes one day after Trump unveiled his economic plan he said would cut taxes and increase job growth. He told reporters Tuesday morning his plan will deliver a 4 percent annual growth rate for the country. Currently the U.S. has a growth rate of just more than 2 percent, the lowest since the 1930s.