Rudy Giuliani‘s tasteless attacks on Stormy Daniels (Trump’s lawyer said he does not respect her because of her work as a porn star) have received a pretty widespread rebuke on cable news Thursday morning.
Megyn Kelly weighed in on her NBC show, and reminded Giuliani that his own client’s wife, Melania Trump — who Giuliani hailed as a model woman in his comments, unlike Daniels — is herself a model who has posed nude.
“The notion is that he respects women of substance, a woman that won’t sell her body for sexual exploitation,” Kelly noted. “Melania Trump is classy and gorgeous and I really admire her. But she has posed nude for GQ Magazine, back in 2000.”
Kelly continued: “So to suggest that Trump would never respect and the Giuliani would never respect someone who had sold their body for sexual exploitation — I’m not comparing the two, posing nude is not the same as being a porn star — but come on.”
CNN’s Dana Bash called Giuliani, who is in Israel, on Thursday morning to ask him about his remarks, and he was apparently unaware that they had caused controversy stateside.
In the call he apparently doubled down, telling Bash that Daniels’ involvement in a “slimy business” “says something about how far [she’ll] go to make money.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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