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Giuliani loyalist Diamond joins Draft Trump movement

by George Bennett | May 3rd, 2011

Palm Beach Town Councilman Bill Diamond has been named a Florida co-chairman of the Draft Trump 2012 campaign.

“I think it’s important that he get in the race. We need as many good Republicans as we can get,” said Diamond, who said he’s known Donald Trump‘s family for 50 years.

In Florida presidential politics, Diamond is best known as a Rudy Giuliani guy. He served in former New York Mayor Giuliani’s administration as commissioner of administrative services from 1994 to 2001. Giuliani officiated in 1996 when Diamond married Regine Traulsen at Gracie Mansion. And Diamond was one of Giuliani’s key Florida financiers during Giuliani’s unsuccessful 2008 GOP presidential bid.

Giuliani hasn’t completely shut the door on a 2012 presidential run. Who would Diamond support if both Trump and Giuliani run?

“Both,” he replied today.

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3 Responses to “Giuliani loyalist Diamond joins Draft Trump movement”

  1. Harold Says:

    I’m a Republican and tired of Trump. We need someone serious. Trump and his circus act with Roger Stone need to go away.

  2. Andrew Miller Says:

    Roger Stone is a genius. He helped elect Reagan, stopped Gore from stealing the 2000 election and drove Eliot Spitzer from office. If anyone can get the Donald elected President it’s Stone.

  3. charles jacobson Says:

    I’ve known and had dealings with Donald Trump for more than 40 years. I’ve also had dealings with Rudy Giuliani from time to time

    I have never met two more self-absorbed, unprincipled men, either in our out of politics.

    Giuliani was a polarizing factor in NY politics his entire two terms. His fiscal record was as bad as any NY Dem, and his mistakes in judgment and arrogance caused the loss of command and control during the 9/11 attacks, resulting in unnecessary loss of life among cops and firemen.

    Trump got his first big break in the renovation of the Commodore Hotel at Grand Central Station. His father’s political hack connections were what got him the tax favors and breaks to make the deal bankable.

    Were either running on their New York home turf, neither could be elected fly-swatter.

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