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Pundits Defend Porn Star Stormy Daniels, Accuse Giuliani Of Hypocrisy

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Pundits and journalists alike scrambled on Thursday to defend porn star Stormy Daniels and accuse Rudy Giuliani of hypocrisy. The Trump attorney said at a conference in Israel that he didn’t believe that Stormy Daniels was credible, saying that he respected “career women” more than he respected porn stars.

Many were quick to turn the attack back on Giuliani, some attempting to undermine his credibility and some just getting personal.

On CNN’s “New Day,” host Alisyn Camerota and guest Kirsten Powers also saw hypocrisy in Giuliani’s statement.

Mika Brzezinski called the remarks “about as disgusting as it gets” and “the worst that you can say … given the age of #MeToo” on “Morning Joe.”

On ABC’s “The View,” Meghan McCain quoted a friend who worked in the trade as saying that Giuliani had responded in a manner typical to one who “can’t afford our services.”

NBC’s Megyn Kelly reminded Giuliani that first lady Melania Trump also posed for nude photographs.

And “Ellen Show” producer Andy Lassner posted Melania’s nude photos on his Twitter account to drive the point home, saying, “When Rudy Giuliani insults @stormydaniels’ career choices, he insults even the #bebest of us.”

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Giuliani clarified his comments by going for the double down, saying that any feminist who supports the porn industry “should turn in your credentials.”