Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he will vote for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in the upcoming New York primary.
“I support Trump. I’m gonna vote for Trump,” Giuliani told the New York Post on Thursday.
The former mayor said he expects Trump to take most of New York’s 95 delegates.
“It’s a question of how much he gets over 50 percent. If he wins 70 to 80 delegates, Donald has a good shot of securing the 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination before the convention,” Giuliani said.
He also took a shot at GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) for his comments regarding Trump’s “New York values.”
“It’s New York City. We’re family. I can make fun of New York. But you can’t,” Giuliani said.
“I know he was attacking liberal Democratic values … I know. I fought to change those policies in areas like welfare reform and policing, as did Mike Bloomberg,” he continued. “There was a better way to say it.”
Trump is expected to win New York’s April 19 primary handily. According to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls, Trump has a 31-point lead in the state.