Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is digging himself and Donald Trump an even deeper hole when it comes to Stormy Daniels. Speaking in Israel, Rudy responded to a question about the Stormy Daniels lawsuit by offering the most pig man defense of all-time. Donald Trump couldn’t possibly have cheated on his wife with Stormy Daniels, because “just look at her.” He offered a creepy, dickish laugh (you know the kind) as he said it.
More on his comments from CNN:
“The business you were in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight,” Giuliani said of Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.
“Explain to me how she could be damaged. I mean, she has no reputation. If you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation. I may be old fashioned, I dunno.”
Giuliani’s defense is, see? So what, even if it is all true, how could she collect damages? She has no value.
Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski went OFF on Giuliani’s comments and said it should be a rallying cry for women across this country to step up and get Stormy Daniels’s back and I wholeheartedly agree. Watch Mika’s righteous anger.
“This is women being judged by their looks and nothing else. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs where we are today? We need to step up.” –@morningmika comments on Rudy Giuliani’s comments about Stormy Daniels pic.twitter.com/s7CQi9l6Sl
Ã¢ÂÂ Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 7, 2018
Mika Brzezinski and the rest of the panel agreed that Rudy’s piggish comments might anger more women to come forward with their own stories about their own stories of affairs and settlements with Donald Trump. Because you just know more women are out there. Donald Trump didn’t start acting like a pig in his 60s.
Of course, all of this is pretty rich coming from two men with a reputation for being serial philanderers, cheating on their wives. All of their wives.
Perhaps the standards for decent behavior during domestic turmoil are worthy of conversation in a presidential race. If so, it is still hard to think of two people with less standing to conduct public finger-wagging than Mr. Trump, whose affairs were carried out on the front pages, and Mr. Giuliani, whose second marriage came to a crashing end when, as mayor, he took an after-dinner stroll up Second Avenue with the woman who would become his third wife.
Between Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Trump, their marriages outnumber the Clintons’ six to one, with no shortage of the miseries that go along with domestic wreckage.
For what it’s worth, that quoted text is from the New York Times in 2016. Giuliani’s third wife has since filed for divorce. How these two ever became the face of the party of “family values” is still one of life’s greatest mysteries. (Just kidding, it was the racism and misogyny that propelled them upward.)
Meanwhile, Rudy was sure enjoying himself at an Israeli restaurant after his appearance. He thoroughly enjoyed being in the middle of a group of dancing women, waving his towel as he leered at the woman on the table.
Rudy's Israel trip seems to be going well pic.twitter.com/5o69xigMWK
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 6, 2018
Meanwhile, if you are wondering how Stormy Daniels and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, are reacting to this smear job, I think it is safe to say they are more determined than ever to get to the truth. From CNN:
“Mr. Giuliani is an absolute pig for making those comments, he’s basically stating that women that engage in the adult film industry and other forms of pornography don’t have reputations and are not entitled to respect,” he said.“I certainly hope that we are not going to reach a place where Rudy Giuliani is going to be the police who is going to decide which women deserve respect or not. His comments are piggish, they are outrageous especially in today’s day and age and he should be fired immediately by the President.”
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