CNN's Bash: Giuliani defends Stormy attack

Dana Bash said Thursday on CNN's "New Day" that Rudy Giuliani defended his statements when she called him for comment on his attacks on Stormy Daniels.

Posted: Jun 8, 2018 4:54 AM
Updated: Jun 8, 2018 5:07 AM

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Thursday he stands by his recent comments that adult film actress Stormy Daniels has no credibility because of her profession.

"If you're a (feminist) and you support the porn industry, you should turn in your credentials," Giuliani told CNN Thursday.

Giuliani joined the President's legal team in April to handle matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential Russian involvement with the Trump campaign. But at a conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday, he was asked about Daniels.

Giuliani said Daniels -- who is in a legal battle with Trump over an affair that she alleges happened between the two of them a decade ago -- has "no reputation" to be damaged.

"If you're going to sell your body for money, you just don't have a reputation. I may be old fashioned, I dunno," Giuliani said in Israel.

He added, "The business you were in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight."

When pressed by CNN about the comments and whether they represented an "antiquated" point of view, Giuliani responded, "I kind of like my view of it better," referring to the way he said feminists historically thought of porn, which was demeaning to women.

In discussing the broader question of Daniels' credibility, Giuliani stood by the themes of his controversial comments in Israel.

"If you're involved in a sort of slimy business, (that) says something about you -- says something about how far you'll go to make money," Giuliani told CNN.

"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," he added.

Giuliani also reiterated the President's denials of an affair between him and Daniels.

Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, called Giuliani "an absolute pig" on Wednesday for his comments about Daniels' credibility.

"He's 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," Avenatti told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 62303

Reported Deaths: 1724
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin19677840
Ramsey7775269
Dakota4558106
Anoka3792115
Stearns291320
Washington219247
Olmsted178123
Nobles17736
Scott160822
Mower11072
Rice10428
Blue Earth9415
Wright9035
Carver8903
Clay79240
Sherburne73710
Kandiyohi7051
St. Louis60020
Todd4292
Lyon4253
Freeborn3601
Nicollet35113
Steele3512
Watonwan3281
Benton3233
Winona26516
Beltrami2490
Crow Wing24614
Le Sueur2301
Martin2095
McLeod2080
Chisago2071
Goodhue2029
Otter Tail1983
Cottonwood1770
Becker1611
Pipestone1589
Polk1564
Waseca1490
Itasca14612
Carlton1450
Douglas1442
Unassigned13346
Dodge1310
Isanti1310
Pine1290
Murray1241
Chippewa1091
Morrison931
Wabasha920
Brown892
Faribault890
Meeker872
Rock850
Sibley842
Koochiching803
Jackson790
Cass762
Pennington751
Mille Lacs723
Fillmore710
Renville675
Lincoln590
Grant563
Swift551
Roseau530
Yellow Medicine520
Pope480
Houston440
Aitkin401
Norman400
Kanabec372
Redwood360
Hubbard350
Wilkin353
Marshall290
Mahnomen271
Wadena270
Red Lake240
Big Stone220
Lake220
Stevens180
Clearwater140
Traverse110
Lac qui Parle80
Cook50
Lake of the Woods40
Kittson30

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 49830

Reported Deaths: 948
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk10535208
Woodbury375452
Black Hawk318066
Linn244588
Johnson212320
Dallas191335
Buena Vista179712
Scott175814
Dubuque172231
Marshall145226
Pottawattamie135029
Story118115
Wapello92733
Muscatine85748
Webster8428
Crawford7363
Sioux6503
Cerro Gordo64417
Warren5821
Tama55629
Jasper48427
Wright4781
Plymouth47412
Clinton4214
Dickinson3854
Louisa37814
Washington30510
Boone2663
Hamilton2521
Franklin24812
Bremer2317
Clarke2063
Clay2031
Carroll1962
Des Moines1942
Emmet1934
Shelby1871
Hardin1850
Marion1770
Floyd1633
Benton1601
Poweshiek1598
Allamakee1584
Jackson1581
Mahaska14217
Guthrie1375
Henry1364
Cedar1351
Jones1342
Buchanan1301
Butler1272
Madison1272
Delaware1231
Hancock1232
Humboldt1221
Lee1214
Lyon1192
Pocahontas1182
Cherokee1101
Harrison1101
Clayton1083
Taylor1000
Iowa971
Winneshiek971
Page960
Kossuth950
Mills931
Monona910
Palo Alto900
Winnebago890
Jefferson870
Calhoun862
Fayette860
Sac860
Osceola850
Cass821
Grundy821
Mitchell800
Union781
Monroe748
Lucas734
Worth680
Davis612
Montgomery604
Chickasaw560
Appanoose523
Howard500
Fremont440
Greene420
Keokuk391
Van Buren361
Adair340
Ida320
Audubon291
Decatur260
Ringgold231
Wayne201
Adams170
Unassigned70
Rochester
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 71°
Mason City
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 74°
Albert Lea
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 73°
Austin
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Charles City
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Sever storm chances return for Friday night
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

NSIC suspends athletic competitions through the end of the year

Image

IGCA releases all-state honorees

Image

Former Austin Bruin lands on pro roster

Image

Constituents come out to hear VP Pence

Image

Sara's 10pm Forecast - Thursday

Image

Rochester Civic Theatre Unveils New Production

Image

Addressing Diversity in City Government

Image

Sara's 6pm Forecast - Thursday

Image

Restorative Justice for Veterans

Image

Unemployment claims lowest since March

Community Events