I don’t think we should be surprised that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani picked Donald Trump over Ted Cruz.
Given that Cruz made a point of maligning so-called “New York values”, an endorsement from a former Big Apple mayor would have been a Brooklyn Bridge too far.
Yet when one thinks of Giuliani one invariably thinks of his response to 9/11. Notwithstanding Trump’s eloquent statement during a GOP debate about the aftermath of 9/11, he has also blamed former President Bush for the attacks rather than al Qaeda and erroneously claimed thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheered on the attacks. Such statements ought to have given Giuliani pause. That he did not is lamentable.