Michael Avenatti struck back Thursday after Rudy Giuliani suggested that his client, Stormy Daniels, was not credible because she was a porn star.
The TV-loving attorney offered a pugnacious response: "This guy is an absolute disgusting pig, he should be fired immediately," Aveatti told MSNBC anchor Stepahnie Ruhle Thursday morning.
"The fact that he has doubled down on his comments today show how out of touch he is with today's society, show what a pig he truly is, shows that he thinks he's above the law and above rebuke, and it shows that he must believe that this president will support him and back him for these outrageous comments against women and my client."
You can watch Giuliani's remarks here:
Rudy Giuliani slams Stormy Daniels, says her work as a porn star makes her less credible:
'I don't respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman' pic.twitter.com/NRVwXFBvG0
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 7, 2018
Rudy's comments in Israel earned a broad rebuke on television and online. Earlier in the day the set at "Morning Joe" offered their own outrage over the issue, with show co-host Mika Brzezinski leading the way.
"You misogynistic fool. Are you kidding me? Just look at Stormy Daniels? Just look at yourself. Are you kidding me?" Brzezinski seethed on set. "In this moment, where we are in history with women, you are going to tell us to just look at her? Are you out of your mind? You know what, that's your only excuse. And I feel really sorry for you."
After laying low during President Trump's first year in office, the former New York City mayor amped up his media presence as part of the president's legal team. He had become a near regular presence in conservative media and has reprised his role as a surrogate for the president on Fox News.