President Donald Trump praised former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as he discussed his newest book, “Letters to Trump,” on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” last week.
President Trump spoke with Steve Bannon on the show about New York City and the personal friendships he had before running for president in 2016. Trump praised long-time friend Giuliani as “the greatest mayor in the history of New York” before declaring that the state is “collapsing” under the present leadership.
“Now it’s collapsing again,” President Trump said referring to New York’s current state. “We had a very powerful police force that wasn’t being utilized.”
The president added that “those great policemen and women” fled to other states such as Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida after being mistreated in the Big Apple.
The Police Benevolent Association, New York City’s largest police union, endorsed President Trump for president in 2020, breaking with its traditional approach of not publicly backing a presidential candidate, according to NBC New York.
The 45th president also discussed his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping and the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic on the United States, which Trump estimated to be around $60 trillion, RSBN reported.
“Once Covid came, that was a step too far,” the president stated, revealing that his pleasant relationship with Xi became soured as Covid spread costing “the world millions of lives and about $60 trillion.”