Rudy Giuliani surely has a knack for saying the wrong things in public.
On Thursday, the former New York City mayor made some horrible comments regarding LPGA golfer Michelle Wie West. In an appearance on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, Giuliani thought it would be a good idea to relay a story about looking up her skirt while she was playing golf.
“On the green is Michelle Wie and she is getting ready to putt,” Giuliani said, in part. “Now Michelle Wie is gorgeous. She’s 6 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.’”
Wie West took to Twitter on Friday to blast back at him:
“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 wrote.
“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 he was smiling to my face and complimenting 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,” Wie West wrote. “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 31-year-old West is currently taking a break from the game after the birth of her daughter in June.