CLEVELAND — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani drew cheers Monday night at the Republican National Convention as he made the case that his friend Donald Trump would keep the nation safe as president.

“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 targeted,” said Giuliani, who was in office at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Manhattan.

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“When they come to save your life, they don’t ask if you are black or white, they just come to save you!” he said of police officers, drawing the biggest cheers of the night. “What happened to, ‘There is no black America, there is no white America, there is just America’? Where did it go?”

Touting his record fighting crime in New York, Giuliani said, “What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America.”