Trump May Appoint Rudy Giuliani to Address ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’

By Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi
May 11, 2016 Updated: May 11, 2016

In a phone interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Donald Trump said he tossed around the idea of setting up a commission to take a very serious look at the problem of “radical Islamic terrorism.”

“It’s a real problem, not only here, but throughout the world,” Trump said in the interview. “We have to be extremely careful, in fact, I’m thinking about setting up a commission, perhaps headed by Rudy Giuliani, to take a very serious look at this problem.”

The brief ‘Fox and Friends’ interview talked mainly of Trump’s foreign policy, in which he starts off by criticizing President Barack Obama’s failure to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.”

“He won’t even use the term,” Trump said. “Our president refuses to discuss the term … We will figure it out and we’ll get it going.”

In the past, Giuliani has deemed Trump’s idea of banning Muslims from entering the United States unconstitutional, but has stated that Syrian refugees should not be let into the country. 

Just last week, a report by the Daily News said Trump struck a “secret deal” with several well-known New Yorkers and believes these deals would “solidify his position in the party.”

Reports speculate that Trump could name the ex-New York City mayor as head of Homeland Security.

Giuliani told the New York Times back in April: “He’s my friend, and I think of the candidates, of the choices that I have, he’s the best choice for President.”

While toying with a commission to combat terrorism, Trump has also narrowed his vice president list down to a “very good list of five or six people.”

Although the names have yet to be released, Trump has not ruled out New Jersey’s governor, and ex-presidential candidate, Chris Christie.

On Tuesday, Trump moved Ben Carson out of his vice president-vetting role and placed campaign manager Corey Lewandowski there instead—igniting speculation that Carson could be his VP choice.

Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi