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Rudy On The Donald: He's Helping Republicans By Getting Bigger Audience For Debate

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he believes Donald Trump is actually helping Republicans by garnering more interest in the primary race.

"I think it's getting very interesting and unlike a lot Republicans I think Trump is making it interesting," the Giuliani said on the Cats Roundtable on AM970 The Answer on Sunday morning, adding he didn't agree completely with his comments on Mexican immigrants.

"I think Trump has enlivened the race," Giuliani stated.

Giuliani added that more people will watch the first Republican debate in August because Trump is in it, and the larger audience will help any candidate that performs well.

"I think Trump is helping them in a way, unlike other Republicans. First of all that debate, in the first week of August on Fox -- because Trump is in that debate it's going to get three times the audience. Which means, if anyone of these people performs well, they'll be three times as many people who get effected by it than if Trump is not in the race."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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