Rudy Giuliani just can’t keep his foot out of his mouth. He went on another news show this Sunday and chewed on leather, offering a take on the president’s porn star mistress that is sure to be used against his client.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Giuliani attacked Stormy Daniels after telling the eponymous host that he wasn’t involved in that lawsuit against Trump.
“Gee, I’m not really involved in the Daniels thing,” he said when asked if the President at least acknowledges meeting her. When shown the now infamous photo of the two of them taken during the golf tournament at which they met, Giuliani went on an unprompted rant about her recent television appearance.
“That looks like my friend Donald Trump before he was president, and that looks like the woman who was on Saturday Night Live last night,” he said, winding up to drop what he clearly thought would be some sort of truth bomb.
“Now that’s pretty interesting,” he continued, “I think she kind of… has to fire her lawyer. I’d be very upset. Fame and fortune. Let me make money. How is she damaged? She’s become rich as a result of this. The $130,000 doesn’t mean anything. Boy, I wish that were my case.”
At least three other times during the nearly 20 minute interview, Giuliani threw-in a snide remark about Daniels’ SNL appearance and her pit bull of a lawyer, Michael Avenatti. His point, however clumsily he may have made it, is that Stormy Daniels somehow lost credibility by appearing on Saturday Night Live, and all but admitted that her accusations were trumped-up to cash-in from the beginning.
Avenatti saw the remarks and immediately took to Twitter to set the former Mayor of New York straight.
Listen up: Not all cases are the same nor is the winning strategy. Here, the constant media/PR pressure has forced Trump, Cohen, et al. to make a series of huge errors and to make damaging admissions helpful to our case. This was not by accident. And we’re not changing. #basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 6, 2018
“Listen up,” Avenatti’s tweet begins, “Not all cases are the same nor is the winning strategy. Here, the constant media/PR pressure has forced Trump, Cohen, et al. to make a series of huge errors and to make damaging admissions helpful to our case. This was not by accident. And we’re not changing.”
Since Avenatti became Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, he’s been two moves ahead of the president and his legal team at every turn. Giuliani, meanwhile, just the latest lawyer to try and protect Trump from himself, can’t seem to avoid slipping on banana peels when speaking to the press.
Who would you rather have leading your team? The answer, unfortunately for Trump, is painfully clear.