Bloomberg Won’t Talk About Giuliani, Citing No-Comment Policy For Other NYC Mayors

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, left, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremony marking the 12th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York,Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano is behind in the middle.David Handschuh/New York Daily News/POOL
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Former New York CIty Mayor Rudy Giuliani (2nd L) and New York CIty Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2nd R) hold their hands over their hearts at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies for the twelf... NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Former New York CIty Mayor Rudy Giuliani (2nd L) and New York CIty Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2nd R) hold their hands over their hearts at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2013 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Following the attacks in New York, the former location of the Twin Towers has been turned into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. (Photo by David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Newly minted presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg won’t talk about President Donald Trump’s globe-trotting, headline-grabbing personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for a very specific reason — he’s also the former mayor of New York.

Giuliani is at the center of Trump’s pressure campaign against Ukraine, and, as a result, at the center of the impeachment probe against Trump.

But in an interview that aired Friday, Bloomberg said he wouldn’t talk about Giuliani, citing a no-comment policy about his fellow Big Apple mayors that he’s followed “religiously.”

“I made a commitment when I left office on December 31st, 2013, that I would not talk about my predecessor or my successor, publicly or privately,” he told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. “I have followed that religiously for the last six years, whatever it’s been, and I’m going to continue, so I can’t help you.”

Bloomberg said he’d only talked to Giuliani in recent years at the 9/11 memorial in New York City, at the annual commemoration when victims’ names are read.

“We’ve shaken hands, ‘Hi, how are you?’ ‘Fine, how are you?’ That’s it,’” he said.

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