If you thought Rudy Giuliani’s ongoing Israeli vacation might spare those of us back in the U.S. from his uncanny ability to say the worst possible thing imaginable, think again. Not even the entire Atlantic Ocean can keep President Donald Trump’s questionably sane attack dog from ruining your day.
As Israel’s Globes newspaper reported late Wednesday afternoon, Giuliani—who was speaking at the outlet’s Capital Market Conference—offered this positively revolting take on adult film star Stormy Daniels, sex workers, and basically women in general:
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.
Essentially what Rudy means is that women are great... unless he doesn’t like their career. Then they’re bad! Which is just a shorter way of saying that he, an old white man, is the only real arbiter of a woman’s worth. Thanks Rudy!
Michael Avenatti, Daniel’s attorney, immediately shot back on Twitter, calling Giuliani a “misogynist.”
Giuliani also made sure to note that the president himself is actually a total class act, and well versed in the art of chivalry.
“Trump is a real gentleman who respects his wife and loves his daughter and has a warm relationship with his ex-wives. That’s not something I can say about everybody,” Giuliani said. “I haven’t heard a bad word about him from his ex-wives.” (During a deposition in the 1990s, Trump’s first wife Ivana alleged that the president had “raped” her during a particularly violent sex session. She later walked back her use of the term, but maintained she’d felt “violated”).
Interestingly, Giuliani added that Melania Trump “believes her husband” when he denies having had an affair with Daniels. He did not explain why he felt compelled to trust Melania—a former fashion model who could be seen as once having used her body to make money—over Daniels.