Rudy Giuliani has had quite the ride as of late.
The former Mayor of New York City rose to prominence in the months after the despicable terror attacks of 9/11, ascending to something akin to hero status by the time he left office. He was, after all, the mayor of The Big Apple at one of the only times in which the future of the city seemed uncertain.
Now, nearly two decades later, Giuliani’s legacy it tied to his time working as the personal attorney for Donald Trump – a gig that has seen Mr. Mayor ridiculed and lampooned to no end.
To be fair, Giuliani hasn’t don himself any favors either, and his latest controversy may be one of his most egregious yet.
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Michelle Wie West had strong words for Rudy Giuliani via Twitter after the former New York City mayor and attorney for former President Donald Trump discussed having joked with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh several years ago about being able to see the golfer’s underwear when she putted during a golf outing.
Appearing on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast Thursday and reminiscing about Limbaugh, who died that day, Giuliani asked if he could tell a story, which involved a round of golf with Limbaugh and Wie West.
Giuliani said that Limbaugh complained about all the “paparazzi” trailing the group, then blamed Giuliani for their presence. Giuliani, chuckling, said the cameramen were there to photograph Wie West and not them.
“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 concluded his story by asking, “Is it OK to tell that joke?”
The golfer responded sternly via Twitter.
“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,” she wrote. “I shudder thinking he was smiling to my face and complimenting my game while objectifying me and referencing my ‘panties’ behind my back all day.”
Wie West went on to express frustration over elite-level pro golfers being discussed in terms of their appearance instead of their game. The outing apparently took place in 2014, the same year Wie West won the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst using a putting stance meant to improve her stats.
“NOT as an invitation to look up my skirt,” Wie West wrote on Twitter on Friday.
This is just the most recent embarrassing story for Giuliani, who has quickly becoming a persona non grata within the GOP community.
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