Michelle Wie West has savaged Rudy Giuliani after Donald Trump's former lawyer made objectifying comments in telling a podcast story about her from a 2014 fundraiser.
The former New York City mayor, who also served as a lawyer for former President Trump, spoke on the "War Room" podcast of political strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday about Wie West.
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Giuliani recalled how paparazzi would take photos of Wie West when her underwear was briefly visible as she stood over a putt.
“On the green is Michelle Wie and she is getting ready to putt,” Giuliani recounted.
“Now Michelle Wie is gorgeous. She’s six-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, who played alongside Wie West and the late radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, finished by saying: “Is it OK to tell that joke?”.
Michell Wie West rips Rudy Guiliani over comments
However Wie West was more disgusted than amused in referencing the podcast comments without mentioning Giuliani by name.
"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," Wie West tweeted.
"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.
"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 US Open that year), NOT as an invitation to look up my skirt."
The US Golf Association tweeted support for Wie, saying: "Sexism has no place in golf or life. We are always in your corner."
Fans and pundits were also less than impressed, describing Guiliani's comments as "disgusting".
Rudy Giuliani is vile. https://t.co/G3ljuxFIz8
— Dr Malcolm Harvey 🏴 in 🇺🇲 (@MalcH) February 20, 2021
I had to hear it so you do too:
Rudy Giuliani tells an absolutely disgusting story about golfing with Rush Limbaugh
(He refers to Rush as "Roger" because he has pudding for brains but in context it was definitely about Rush) pic.twitter.com/fh4zO3DUVi
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) February 18, 2021
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 20, 2021
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 20, 2021
— Peter Wade (@brooklynmutt) February 20, 2021
Side note I just went and watched what that A**h*** Rudy Giuliani said about @MichelleWieWest. Thank god she said something but if ANY show has him on ever again it will be to soon. So far out bounds it was disgusting.
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) February 21, 2021
Wie West, 31, is on maternity leave from the LPGA Tour after giving birth to her daughter last June.
She's a five-time LPGA winner, including her lone major title at the 2014 US Women's Open.
Wie West married NBA Golden State Warriors director of basketball operations Jonnie West in 2019.
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