GIULIANI: … He [Trump] is an extraordinarily smart guy. He learns on the fly. He picks things up very, very quickly. Very quickly. And we have always known him kind of as a showman. But we don’t — We have never seen his intellect. It is a very big – it’s a big intellect, it’s a strong intellect. So you combine his showmanship with his intellect —I compared him and got really criticized in one way and I mean this in one way, to Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan always had one great advantage. He was always underestimated. He was always the dumb actor. Brown made that mistake when he ran for governor. Oh yeah, I want to run against Reagan. Reagan is the dumb actor.…Carter made that mistake. Carter wanted to run against Reagan instead of Bush. Oh, that dumb actor. Well, it wasn’t a dumb actor. It was a very, very smart actor. If you read Reagan’s books and his letters to Mrs. Reagan, you will see what a great writer Ronald Reagan was. Ronald Reagan was a fabulous writer .… Donald has been underestimated from the beginning.
Rudy Giuliani has seen the breadth and depth of Trump’s “strong intellect.”