Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani does not believe Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will end up living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when the dust settles from the 2016 campaign, the New York Daily News
"Donald Trump must be drinking the Kool-Aid if he thinks he’s going to be president," a Daily News insider reported overhearing Giuliani say.
"Donald is really smart, and he knows how to create great theater," the inside source reported Giuliani telling "several guests."
"If he hadn’t (qualified for) the debates, Fox should’ve paid him to be in them. Fox should be grateful. If it wasn’t for (New Jersey Gov. Chris) Christie and Trump, it wouldn’t have been that exciting."
The 2008 presidential contender, who has been friends with Trump for 25 years, made the comments at a private event in New York, according to the newspaper.
Giuliani has, however, been publicly supportive of the real estate tycoon
. Shortly before the debate, Giuliani said publicly that Trump reminds him of former President Ronald Reagan.
"This is a very smart guy," Giuliani told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on "Hardball."
"This is a person who is media-savvy in ways that some of the other candidates aren’t. And he’s a lot more substantive than you realize."
Giuliani did not have positive predictions for Clinton, either.
"I’m not so sure she’ll make it through the primaries or win the general election," the source quoted Giuliani as having said. "I think it’s wide open for (Ohio Gov. John) Kasich, Christie, (Wisconsin Gov. Scott) Walker, (former Florida Gov. Jeb) Bush, or (Florida Sen. Marco) Rubio to take it away from her."
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