The upcoming holiday season may be a difficult one for the Giuliani family, as Rudy and his daughter are supporting very different candidates in the upcoming presidential election. While the former mayor has gone to extraordinary lengths in stumping for fellow New York Republican Donald Trump, Caroline Giuliani tells the Daily News that she is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton “enthusiastically.”
Caroline, the daughter of Giuliani and his second wife Donna Hanover (the one who found out they were separating when he announced it in a public press conference), is clearly not cut from the same political cloth as her dad; while Rudy fruitlessly sought the GOP nomination in 2008, Caroline, then 17, belonged to a Facebook group supporting Barack Obama, according to the Daily News.
Caroline, who lives in Los Angeles, recently changed her Facebook profile picture to one of herself framed by Clinton’s campaign logo, and her cover photo is an official Clinton-Kaine banner reading #ImWithHer.
Politico also reached out to Caroline, who expanded on her endorsement: “I love Hillary, I think she’s by far the most qualified candidate that we’ve had in a long while.” She also told Politico that her father was aware of her political preferences and “is fully comfortable with it and thinks I have a right to my opinion.”
In fact, Politico adds, many associates of Giuliani’s have parted ways with him in this election: Some of his former staffers have endorsed Clinton, while others have declined to join him in supporting Trump and have expressed concern over his decision to endorse Trump’s extreme positions on issues like immigration and policing.