Earlier this week, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Trump’s alleged adult film star mistress Stormy Daniels, took to Twitter to challenge the president’s hired goon, Rudy Giuliani, to a debate.
I think it would be very helpful for the public to witness a discussion between Mr. Giuliani and me concerning the facts of the case, etc. I am willing to participate on any network provided both sides are provided a fair shake. I am also willing to do it on 12-hrs notice.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 8, 2018
Avenatti has been a staple of the cable news networks recently and has shown himself to be a highly articulate, intelligent individual capable of zeroing in on the most important details of his evolving case against Trump and Michael Cohen.
Giuliani, on the other hand, seems incapable of getting through even a softball interview with a sympathetic propagandist without accidentally admitting to some crime or lie on the part of his boss. He comes across as disheveled at best, mentally unhinged at worst. It’s actually unclear why Trump continues to employ him since the former U.S. Attorney and New York City mayor is so incompetent that it almost seems like he’s actively trying to sabotage the president.
Now, Giuliani has responded to Avenatti’s challenge in a disgusting way.
“I don’t get involved with pimps. The media loves to give him room because he makes these roundabout charges and they turn out to mean nothing. I think he’s going to get himself in serious trouble,” Giuliani said to Business Insider.
While Giuliani seems to be saying that Avenatti “pimps” himself out for money, one can’t help but interpret his wording as a shot at Avenatti’s client, who is an adult film star. Republicans have attacked her en masse, attempting to slut-shame her and discredit her simply because she’s chosen to make her living through less-than-orthodox means. The stigma around sex work is misogynist and inexcusable.
“I wouldn’t debate him because it wouldn’t be fair,” Giuliani continued. “I debate, like, really intelligent, skilled people. I know Alan Dershowitz. He’s no Alan Dershowitz.”
One would think the amount of bungling, bumbling, and botching Giuliani has managed in the short window of time he’s worked for Trump might humble him, but clearly, Giuliani is a comically arrogant man. Avenatti would doubtlessly shred through him in minutes, and it seems likely in the confusion Giuliani would get flustered and blurt out more embarrassing admissions about the Trump administration.