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Rudy Giuliani: 'This is not about Jeb Bush's ego'

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during day one of the Republican Convention in at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Chang W. Lee | New York Times

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during day one of the Republican Convention in at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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Rudy Giuliani fired up the Florida delegation this morning, casting Bill Clinton as a predator and Hillary Clinton as a crook. The veteran prosecutor said never had a criminal case with so many violations of federal law and Clinton's email case, which the FBI said did not merit charges.

"I would bet my life, if you put me in front of 12 fair and decent Americans and you let me prosecute this case against Hillary Clinton, she would go to jail," the part-time Palm Beach resident declared.

"Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!" the crowd chanted.

Asked about party leaders declining to get behind Donald Trump, Giuliani said he would be supporting Trump even if he did not know him as well as he does.

"How could they possibly want to see Hillary Clinton in the White House, We can't play this game," Giuliani said. "it's not about Jeb Bush, it's not about his ego or whether he feels he was insulted... It's not about Mitt Romney and whether he feels --- I don't know what Mitt feels. I never got much feeling from Mitt to start with," said Giuliani, who ran against Romney for the GOP nomination in 2012.

"The establishment of the Republican party was against Donald Trump. Thank God, because the establishment of the Republican party hasn't done much better than the establishment of the Democratic party."

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:41pm]

    

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