By Will Drabold
July 19, 2016

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani gave an energetic speech at the Republican convention Monday, arguing that Donald Trump would make America safer.

Speaking as a friend of Trump’s for many years, Giuliani said that the real estate mogul had helped out without taking credit.

“This is a man with a big heart,” he said. “Every time New York City suffered a tragedy, Donald Trump was there to help. And he did it anonymously.”

He also drew a parallel with his own efforts as mayor to Trump’s proposals.

“It’s time to make America one again,” he said. “I know it can be done because I did it by changing New York City from “the crime capital of America” to according to the FBI the safest large city in America. What I did for New York City, Donald Trump will do for America.”

Read Giuliani’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:

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