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Rudy Giuliani: What I did for New York City, Donald Trump ‘will do for America’

CLEVELAND ― The United States has become an unsafe nation and it's time for Donald Trump to change that, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Monday night.

"It's time to make America safe again. It's time to make America one again," Giuliani said in prepared remarks at the Republican National Convention. He also said Trump would be successful at bringing safety back to the U.S.

"What I did for New York City, Donald Trump will do for America," Giuliani said.

Giuliani made his speech on the heels of a shooting that left three police officers dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday.


Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH on July 18, 2016.
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH on July 18, 2016.

Earlier this month, another shooting at a peaceful protest in Dallas left five police officers dead.

"The vast majority of Americans today do not feel safe. They fear for their children and they fear for themselves. They fear for our police officers who are being targeted," Giuliani said.

Giuliani also said Trump is the leader the U.S. needs to defeat the Islamic State.

"Donald Trump has said the first step in defeating our enemies is to identify them properly and see the connections between them," Giuliani said. "To defeat Islamic extremist terrorism we must put them on defense," he said. "If they are at war against us ― which they have declared ― we must commit ourselves to unconditional victory against them."

"This includes undoing one of the worst deals America ever made ― Obama's Nuclear Agreement with Iran that will eventually let them become a nuclear power and put billions of dollars back into a country that the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism."

Last year, the Obama administration completed a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it opens a chance to stop the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.