Rudy Giuliani’s daughter endorses Biden, slams dad and Trump in op-ed
'I’ve spent a lifetime forging an identity in the arts separate from my last name.'
Caroline Giuliani, the daughter of Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has endorsed Joe Biden for president.
In a new Vanity Fair essay on Thursday, Giuliani notes that “the only way to end this nightmare is to vote.”
Giuliani, 31, and her father, 76, the former mayor of New York, are divided when it comes to politics. In her essay, she describes him as a “polarizing mayor who became the president’s personal bulldog,” and calls Trump’s four years in the White House a “reign of terror.”
“I accept that most people will start reading this piece because you saw the headline with my father’s name. But now that you’re here, I’d like to tell you how urgent I think this moment is,” she writes.
“Trump and his enablers have used his presidency to stoke the injustice that already permeated our society, taking it to dramatically new, Bond-villain heights,” says Giuliani, a self described “filmmaker in the LGBTQ+ community who tells stories about mental health, sexuality, and other stigmatized issues.”
She admits in the essay that she and her father “are multiverses apart, politically and otherwise.”
“I’ve spent a lifetime forging an identity in the arts separate from my last name, so publicly declaring myself as a ‘Giuliani’ feels counterintuitive,” she writes, “but I’ve come to realize that none of us can afford to be silent right now. The stakes are too high.”
In her social media bio, Giuliani, who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, calls herself a “LIBERAL, obviously.”
“If being the daughter of a polarizing mayor … has taught me anything, it is that corruption starts with “yes-men” and women, the cronies who create an echo chamber of lies and subservience to maintain their proximity to power,” she says in the Vanity Fair piece.
“In 2016, I realized I needed to speak out in a more substantial way than just debating my dad in private (especially since I wasn’t getting anywhere with that), so I publicly supported Hillary Clinton and began canvassing for congressional candidates,” Giuliani shares.
“I may not be able to change my father’s mind, but together, we can vote this toxic administration out of office,” she writes. “It’s taken persistence and nerve to find my voice in politics, and I’m using it now to ask you to stand with me in the fight to end Donald Trump’s reign of terror.”
Giuliani concludes by urging voters to “elect a compassionate and decent president.”
“I fully understand that some of you want a nominee who is more progressive,” she writes. “Biden wasn’t my first choice when the primaries started. But I know what is at stake, and Joe Biden will be everyone’s president if elected.”
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