Trump Says He Agrees With Rudy Giuliani That Porn Stars Like Stormy Daniels Don’t Have ‘Credibility’

On Friday, the president suggested that he agreed with Rudy Giuliani’s statements that women who work in the adult film industry lack credibility and Stormy Daniels’ allegations against Trump shouldn’t be taken seriously due to her profession. Asked by NBC reporter Peter Alexander if he agreed with his attorney on the matter, the president reportedly said, “Not going to disagree with that.”

“Not going to disagree with that,” Trump says, when I ask his opinion of Giuliani’s swipe that being porn star is not respectable work.

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 8, 2018

Earlier this week at a business conference in Tel Aviv, Giuliani said that Daniels wasn’t trustworthy because of her work in the adult film industry. “I respect all human beings,” he said. “I even have to respect, you know, criminals. But 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.”

Giuliani also assured reporters in Tel Aviv that Melania Trump believed her husband when it came to allegations against him. However, in a surreal instance of public relations which have become fairly typical for this White House, the first lady’s spokesperson denied that Melania had ever spoken to Giuliani about her feelings toward Ms. Daniels.

Yikes. I asked @FLOTUS spokeswoman @StephGrisham45 about Giuliani saying that she believes her husband re Stormy Daniels. Response: “I don’t believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani.”

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 7, 2018

On Thursday, the attorney doubled-down on statements he had made earlier in the week while in Israel. He told reporters on CNN that a true “feminist” wouldn’t support the pornography industry.

“If you’re a [feminist] and you support the porn industry, you should turn in your credentials,” he said.

“If you’re involved in a sort of slimy business, [it] says something about you, says something about how far you’ll go to make money,” Giuliani continued. “Our real point about her is that she’s not just generally un-credible, she’s un-credible from the point of view of wanting to get money. She’s a con artist.”

Given that Giuliani has staked his reputation on defending the president from allegations of foreign collusion, money laundering, and adultery, perhaps he shouldn’t be so quick to judge how Ms. Daniels makes a living. Michael Avenatti, the attorney who represents Ms. Daniels, shot back, “[Giuliani is] basically stating that women that engage in the adult film industry and other forms of pornography don’t have reputations and are not entitled to respect.”

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