Giuliani: 'The Vast Majority of Americans Today Do Not Feel Safe'

By Susan Jones | July 19, 2016 | 5:31 AM EDT

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

( - "I'm here to speak to you about a very serious subject -- how to make America safe," former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the Republican National Convention Monday night.

"The vast majority of Americans today do not feel safe. They fear for their children. They fear for themselves. They fear for our police officers, who are being targeted, with a target on their back!"

Giuliani offered prayers for recently murdered police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and he thanked Cleveland police officers for protecting convention goers.

"We know the risk you're taking, and we say thank you to every police officer and law enforcement agent who's out tonight protecting us -- black, white, Latino, -- from every race, every color, every creed, every sexual orientation!

"When they come to save your life, they don't ask if you're black or white. They just come to save you!" he roared.

"We also -- we also reach out -- we reach out our arms with understanding and compassion to those who have lost loved ones because of police shootings, some justified some unjustified. Those that are unjustified must be punished. Those that are justified, we must apologize, too.

"It's time to make America safe again! It's time to make America one again! One America! What happened -- what happened to -- what happened to, there's no black America, there's no white America -- there is just America!

"What happened to it? Where did it go? How has it flown away?” he asked.

"I know -- I know we can change it, because I did it by changing New York City from the crime capital of America to the safest large city in the United States.

"What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America."

Giuliani went on to praise Trump as a man who has accomplished "great things," and who has helped New Yorkers with anonymous charitable gifts.

He also portrayed Trump as someone who will be tough on the enemy, whom he defined as Islamic extremist terrorists.

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