The View Piles on Giuliani for Claiming He ‘Can’t Respect’ a Porn Star: ‘You Need to Grow Up’

The hosts of “The View” on Thursday reacted to Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about adult film star Stormy Daniels, reminding the president’s lawyer about his own sordid moral shortcomings and the double standard inherent in his claim a porn star cannot be credible simply by virtue of her profession.


Giuliani made the claim Wednesday at a conference in Tel Aviv, telling the “Globes” Capital Market conference, “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 isn’t going to sell her body for sexual exploitation.”

Asked about Melania Trump’s position on Daniels’ allegations against the president, Giuliani said “she believes her husband.”

“Excuse me, when you look at Stormy Daniels,” Giuliani said. “Look at his three wives.”

“Oh please, give me a break!” comedian Joy Behar said.

Meghan McCain said when she met Daniels on the set of “The View,” she “found her by far the most credible and well-spoken.”

“There’s no reason anyone should question this woman’s credibility,” McCain said. She also noted Giuliani has been “divorced three times” and “married his second cousin.”

“Let’s calm with the moral judgement on people’s industries,” McCain said.

Behar told the audience that “in 1994, 2000 and 2002, Trump made cameo appearances in several soft core Playboy skin flicks.”

“In the old days, fathers took their sons to houses so they would be taught by women how to make love and how to have sex with folks, no one seemed to have a problem with that,” Whoopi Goldberg offered. “We’ve always had women who worked and women who worked on the streets. A lot of them have put their kids through college, they have had incredible lives, gone on to do all kinds of stuff.”

“I feel like you need to grow up,” she added. “Grow up.”

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