Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has said that that he has no respect for Trump accuser, the actress Stormy Daniels.
“I respect women – beautiful women and women with value – but a woman who sells her body for sexual exploitation I don’t respect,” said Rudy Giuliani.
“Someone who sells his or her body for money has no good name,” he added.
A lawyer for actress Stormy Daniels, who is suing Mr Trump for defamation, called Mr Giuliani “an absolute pig”.
Speaking at an investment conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, Mr Giuliani told a panellist on Wednesday: “I’m sorry I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance or a woman who has great respect for herself as a woman and as a person and isn’t going to sell her body for sexual exploitation.”
“I mean, she has no reputation,” added the former New York mayor. “If you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation. I may be old fashioned.”
Mr Giuliani continued: “I know Donald Trump, and look at his three wives – beautiful women, classy women, women of great substance.
“Stormy Daniels?” He made a face and shook his head.
Nearly all of us sell (or more properly rent) our bodies to others to make a living. For some of us, that part of the body is mostly the brain. Why is renting any other part of the body any more disreputable? What Daniels did for a living is no more disreputable than what I did for a living.
From all that I have seen, Daniels is a person of far more integrity than Giuliani, a political hack who grovels to those in power in the hope of making a quick buck, can ever hope to be. Calling him a ‘pig’ is an insult to pigs, actually.