Golf world rallies round Michelle Wie West following Rudy Giuliani’s ‘extremely inappropriate’ feedback on Steve Bannon podcast

The previous New York mayor appeared final Thursday on the ‘Warfare Room’ podcast hosted by Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon and was remembering a spherical of golf he performed with Wie West and the late discuss present host Rush Limbaugh at a charity occasion in 2014.

As he recollects it, Limbaugh was complaining concerning the “paparazzi” and blamed Giuliani, just for the previous New York mayor to level out photographers had been for the then Wie — she married Jonnie West, director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors in 2019.

“On the inexperienced is Michelle Wie and he or she is on the point of putt,” Giuliani stated on the podcast on Thursday. “Now Michelle Wie is beautiful. She’s six toes. And she or he has a wierd placing stance. She bends all the best way over. And her panties present. And the press was going loopy.”

Giuliani went on to complete his story asking, “Is that OK to inform that joke, I am unsure?” To which Bannon replied, “We already informed it, so I do not know.”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guliani and Rush Limbaugh look on as Michelle Wie plays during the Els for Autism Pro-am at The PGA National Golf Club  on March 10, 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Michelle Wie plays during the Els for Autism Pro-am at The PGA National Golf Club on March 10, 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Wie West referred to as Giuliani’s story “extremely inappropriate” and “unsettling.”

“What this particular person ought to have remembered from that day was the truth that I shot 64 and beat each male golfer within the discipline main our crew to victory. I shudder pondering that he was smiling to my face and complimenting me on my recreation whereas objectifying me and referencing my ‘panties’ behind my again all day,” stated Wie West in a Twitter publish.

“What ought to be mentioned is the elite ability degree that ladies play at, not what we put on or seem like.

“My placing stance six years in the past was designed to enhance my placing stats (I ended up successful the US Open that yr), NOT as an invite to lookup my skirt!

“Nike makes skirts with SHORTS inbuilt beneath for this precise purpose … so that ladies can really feel CONFIDENT and COMFORTABLE enjoying a recreation that we love.”

Michelle Wie of the United States plays her second shot on the par 4, first hole during the second round of the 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club on June 21, 2019 in Chaska, Minnesota.
The US Golfing Affiliation retweeted Wie-West’s tweet with the remark: “Sexism has no place in golf or life. We’re all the time in your nook @MichelleWieWest.”
The Women Skilled Golf Affiliation additionally posted on social media in assist of Wie West.

“She’s a 5-time LPGA Tour winner. Main champion. LPGA Board member, elected by her friends. Stanford graduate. Working mom. We stand with @MichelleWieWest.”

Giuliani didn’t instantly reply to CNN’s request for remark.

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