Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that there could be a role for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in a Trump administration.
While addressing his controversial proposed ban on allowing Muslim immigrants into the United States on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," Trump floated the idea of “setting up a commission” led by Giuliani to examine “radical Islamic terrorism.”
“We have a president that won’t even use the term ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’” Trump said. “He won’t even use the term. He refuses to say the term, even after Paris where 130 people were killed or San Bernardino or any other place. I mean he refuses — our president refuses to discuss the term and it’s a real problem. Not only here, but throughout the world, it’s a real problem.”
“So we’ll figure it out, and we will get it going,” Trump continued. “But we have to be extremely careful. In fact, I’m thinking about setting up a commission — perhaps headed by Rudy Giuliani — to take a very serious look at this problem. But this is a worldwide problem, and we have to be smart.”
In December, Giuliani, who was mayor during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, told "Fox and Friends" that Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigrants would be an "absolute violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution."
"You cannot use religion as a basis for discriminating, and honestly, there's no factual basis on which to assume that the vast majority of Muslims are terrorists," Giuliani, a Republican, said at the time.
Giuliani endorsed Trump in April.