Just when you think you may have heard or seen the last of Rudy Giuliani, he turns up like a bad omen.
On Thursday, trump’s personal attorney appeared on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast where the two men discussed the passing of conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh.
During the podcast, Giuliani brought up a round of golf he had played with the now-deceased radio show host and LPGA golfer Michelle Wie.
Giuliani felt it appropriate to tell an unsettling anecdote about Wie’s appearance and her putting stance.
“On the green is Michele Wie, and she is getting ready to putt,” Giuliani said, in part. “Now Michelle Wie is gorgeous. She’s 6 feet. And she has a strange putting stance. She bends all the way over. And her panties show. And the press was going crazy. … I said ‘[Rush], it’s not me, it’s not you,’” Giuliani stated.
Giuliani ended his story by asking if it was OK to “tell that joke,” Bannon replied awkwardly with, “We already told it, so I don’t know.”
Wie is an accomplished golfer. She was the youngest golfer to ever qualify for the LPGA Tour event. In 2014 she won the Women’s U.S. Open.
Wie responded to Giuliani’s comments by posting a statement on Twitter. In the statement, she called out Giuliani for his grossness and sexism.
“It’s unsettling to hear of this highly inappropriate story shared on a podcast by a public figure referencing my “panties” whilst playing in a charity pro-am. What this person should have remembered from that day was the fact that I shot 64 and beat every male golfer in the field leading our team to victory. I shudder thinking that he was smiling to my face and complimenting me on my game while objectifying me and referencing my “panties” behind my back all day,” Wie wrote.
“What should be discussed is the elite skill level that women play at, not what we wear or look like. My putting stance six years ago was designed to improve my putting stats (I ended up winning the U.S. Open that year), NOT an invitation to look up my skirt!
“Nike makes skirts with SHORTS built-in underneath for this exact reason….so that women can feel CONFIDENT and COMFORTABLE playing a game that we love.”
Her comments were retweeted by the USGA who added that “sexism has no place in golf or life.”
As we previously reported Giuliani is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems. The lawsuit is based on Giuliani’s baseless claims that the company’s voting system was rigged in favor of Democrats during the November 3 presidential election. Giuliani made the claims for months.
The lawsuit was filed Monday morning at the Federal District Court in Washington, DC. The lawsuit is 107 pages long and accuses Giuliani of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign about Dominion” that was made up of “demonstrably false” allegations.
The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $1.3 billion and is based on more than 50 false statements that Giuliani made at rallies, press conferences, on Twitter, on his podcast, and to the media. Giuliani has repeatedly claimed that Dominion rigged its systems to flip votes from Donald Trump to his then democratic challenger Joe Biden.
For Trump, Giuliani filed more than 50 lawsuits in swing states that Trump lost to Biden in an attempt to overturn the election. Despite there being no evidence to back up claims of voter fraud, Giuliani continued to spread the misinformation.