‘My Rudy’: 2020 Team Willing To Look Past Giuliani Mistakes, Give Him Top Gig

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Latest appointee to President Donald Trump's legal team and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Conference on Iran on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Over one thousand ... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Latest appointee to President Donald Trump's legal team and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Conference on Iran on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Over one thousand delegates from representing Iranian communities from forty states attends the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and Democracy. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 28, 2019 7:44 a.m.

President Trump’s personal lawyer has made even the President cringe with some of his blundering missteps as a TV surrogate  for the Trump.

But the President’s affection for Rudy Giuliani and his skill serving as a “calming presence” for Trump will likely land him a top role in Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, Politico reported.

“I think he can be a great warm up act,” a Trump campaign adviser told Politico, referring to Giuliani, who Trump reportedly calls “my Rudy.”

“Having him on the plane is a great idea. As a core messenger he can get sloppy with details and also leave a lot of shrapnel on the ground,” the adviser said.

Giuliani told Politico that he intends to work out a position for himself within the 2020 campaign based on where there are “holes.”

“I’m available to do a lot of it,” he told Politico.

Advisers told Politico that Giuliani is effective in putting Trump in a “great mood” on the campaign trail, acknowledging there are circumstance where he can be “very effective” but he “also has the potential to be unhelpful at times.”

Giuliani is also popular with Trump’s base because he’s viewed as one of the key figures who helped the president survive special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and fend off attacks in the aftermath.

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