The president’s newest lawyer, former New York mayor Rudy “9-11” Giuliani, is behaving more like a consigliere than a just a lawyer, adding in his unwanted and almost universally counterproductive two cents to everything happening in Washington, be it the Trump-Russia investigation, the ongoing denuclearization negotiations with North Korea, or the president’s multiple lawsuits from women he’s harassed and silenced.
This afternoon, Mr. Giuliani shoved his foot in his mouth once again when he commented on the ongoing lawsuit by award-winning adult film star and director, Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford, who is currently battling to be released from a non-disclosure agreement that prevents her from telling the world about the affair she had with President Trump.
In an interview at Israel’s Globes Capital Magazine Conference, Giuliani declared that the President’s wife Melania “believes her husband and she doesn’t think it’s true” before going into a disgraceful misogynist rant that even left his interviewer stunned.
“I don’t believe her. Sue me, but her credibility is like that of a lawyer who gets thrown off a case. As a lawyer, I also got cases that weren’t real.”
When the interviewer stopped him and announced that “on this stage, we respect women,” the crusty ghoul doubled down on his appalling slut-shaming.
“I respect women – beautiful women and women with value – but a woman who sells her body for sexual exploitation I don’t respect. Tell me what damage she suffered. Someone who sells his or her body for money has no good name.”
No wonder Giuliani and Trump get along so well. They’re both decaying lechers who believe a woman’s only value is in their physical attractiveness and for whom the idea of a woman exercising agency over their own sexuality is disqualifying since they inherently believe they should be in control over what women do or don’t do.
Giuliani chose not to realize that his comments were also extremely offensive to the President’s wife, who has done her fair share of nude modeling in the past.
The way that Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti have created a humiliating media storyline that has dominated the news for months on end and shows no sign of letting up must be particularly galling to these sexual predators, who have gotten away with bullying and buying a woman’s silence for so long they can’t conceive of it going any other way.
There is nothing wrong or immoral with consensual sex work, and our society needs to move beyond this tired and discriminatory sexual puritanism that old perverts like Trump and Giuliani use to degrade and exploit women.
At least Daniels can take solace in the fact that no matter what words are hurled at her by these horny necrophages, her lawsuit continues to be a major thorn in both their sides and is likeley to eventually send people to prison.
Her vengeance will be sweet indeed.
And if you think this was bad, you should read what he said about Palestinians.