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Lee Zeldin berates Andrew Giuliani as the Trump White House’s “chick-fil-a-runner.”

Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin added extra spice to the gubernatorial campaign’s final debate when he fired Andrew Giuliani as a former White House Chick-fil-A runner surpassed by the Easter Egg Bunny.”

The removal comes as former White House aide and son of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani Zeldin grilled over previous comments about former President Donald Trump.

“This is a guy who said a few years ago that President Trump made racist remarks last night and lied to you ladies and gentlemen. Unfortunately, he’s going to tip over and flop,” Giuliani said, referencing comments Zeldin made on CNN years ago.

Zeldin claimed his remarks were “selectively edited” when he took aim at Giuliani, a former golf pro who never ran for elected office before serving in the Trump White House and running for governor.

“What I did in that interview was I said ‘President Trump wasn’t a racist,’ and this CNN host kept trying to get me to admit it, and I said ‘he’s not a racist.’ And that’s unfortunate,” Zeldin said.

“You said in your definition that he’s racist in relation to the comments he said,” Giuliani snapped back.

Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, joins the Republican gubernatorial debate in New York via virtual broadcast.
Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, joins the Republican gubernatorial debate in New York via virtual broadcast.
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Giuliani and Zeldin find themselves in a bitter race against former Westchester executive Rob Astorino and businessman Harry Wilson, where Zeldin has polling, fundraising and support advantages, including from the Post editorial board.

Major competitors have been attacking Zeldin for months with claims that he is not conservative enough.

Those efforts continued Tuesday night at a debate hosted by Newsmax, where Giuliani attempted to present himself as the candidate who most closely agrees with Trump.

Businessman Harry Wilson, former Westchester County executive Rob Astorino, Lee Zeldin and Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, face each other during the Republican gubernatorial debate in New York.
Businessman Harry Wilson, former Westchester County executive Rob Astorino, Lee Zeldin and Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, face each other during the Republican gubernatorial debate in New York.
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Trump has not endorsed anyone in the race, despite ties to Giuliani, Zeldin and Astorino.

“Listen to someone whose claim to fame was that Chris Farley made fun of him on Saturday Night Live for being an obnoxious kid who ends up becoming even more obnoxious and getting kicked off the Duke golf team.” said Zeldin.

The younger Giuliani rose to fame as a young boy for loudly stealing the limelight when his father was sworn in as mayor in 1994 – the subject of a famous Farley sketch.

Giuliani later played golf at Duke University before being kicked out of the team. He later filed an unsuccessful lawsuit against the school, seeking damages and lifetime use of the university’s golf facilities.

Zeldin was referring to a debunked story about former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's role in the White House.
Zeldin was referring to a debunked story about former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the White House.
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After referencing those episodes in the life of the 36-year-old political newcomer, Zeldin fried Giuliani as Trump’s White House errand boy.

“And then you basically get a position as a Chick-fil-A runner in the White House, topped by the Easter Egg Bunny.”

Former Trump White House spokesman Sean Spicer played the role of the Easter Bunny, while former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the subject of a debunked story about delivering fast food for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Zeldin took a final jab at Giuliani – who previously claimed he worked at the White House on COVID-19 and the opioid epidemic – before the discussion shifted to other topics during Tuesday night’s hour-long slugfest between the candidates.

“You should get a job before you run,” Zeldin said of Giuliani.

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