When: Thursday, November 29 at 6:00 PM ET
Where: CNBC's "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer"
The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Presidential Candidate Rudolph Giuliani on CNBC's "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" today. All references must be sourced to CNBC.
In an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Giuliani discusses tariffs, the mortgage crisis, Bernie Kerik, and the corporate tax, among other topics.
JIM CRAMER, host: MAD MONEY, take you on the road to the White House. Why? Politics decide where and how the money gets spent. Volatile market calls for a president who understands how to handle the economy, keep it strong, which is why I've been chatting with the candidates. I've already talked to Governor Mitt Romney, I've talked to Senator Chris Dodd. And tonight, from Times Square, in the heart of the world's financial capital, with Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
How, before we start, I've got to say something. I want to thank you, Mayor, because 23 years ago, fresh out of Harvard Law School, when all my hopes and dreams were to be a federal prosecutor, I applied to get a job with you. You flat out rejected me! Didn't have the grades. So I went to Goldman Sachs, and in a way, your utter rejection set me on the path to wherever I am now, but it was a terrific, terrific course, and things worked out best for the both of us.
Mr. RUDY GIULIANI: I told you if I had interviewed you, I'd have hired you, because you've got the personality of a trial lawyer, and that's what I was looking for. Who know where you'd be now.
CRAMER: How knows, but I've got to tell you...
Mr. GIULIANI: Wait a minute. You might be struggling somewhere.
CRAMER: I don't know if people--if people understand the honor of that position...
Mr. GIULIANI: It's a great...
CRAMER: ...that of the Southern District of New York.
Mr. GIULIANI: It's where I grew up. So being US attorney to me was like a dream come true. I've often told me, that was the government job I wanted, and probably if you'd asked me earlier in my career, can only have one, I would have said United States attorney of the Southern District of New York.