Golf world rallies around Michelle Wie West following Rudy Giuliani's 'highly inappropriate' comments on Steve Bannon podcast

The previous New York mayor gave the impression ultimate Thursday at the ‘War Room’ podcast hosted through Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon and used to be remembering a spherical of golfing he performed with Wie West and the overdue communicate display host Rush Limbaugh at a charity tournament in 2014.

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

“At the inexperienced is Michelle Wie and he or she is on the brink of putt,” Giuliani stated at the podcast on Thursday. “Now Michelle Wie is lovely. She’s six ft. And she or he has a bizarre hanging stance. She bends the entire excess of. And her panties display. And the click used to be going loopy.”

Giuliani went on to complete his tale asking, “Is that OK to inform that shaggy dog story, I am not certain?” To which Bannon answered, “We already instructed it, so I have no idea.”

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.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.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 tale “extremely beside the point” and “unsettling.”

“What this individual will have to have remembered from that day used to be the truth that I shot 64 and beat each male golfer within the box main our workforce to victory. I shudder pondering that he used to be smiling to my face and complimenting me on my sport whilst objectifying me and referencing my ‘panties’ at the back of my again all day,” stated Wie West in a Twitter post.

“What will have to be mentioned is the elite talent stage that ladies play at, no longer what we put on or seem like.

“My hanging stance six years in the past used to be designed to fortify my hanging stats (I finished up successful the USA Open that 12 months), NOT as a call for participation to seem up my skirt!

“Nike makes skirts with SHORTS in-built beneath for this precise explanation why … in order that girls can really feel CONFIDENT and COMFORTABLE enjoying a sport that we adore.”

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.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 United States Golfing Association retweeted Wie-West’s tweet with the remark: “Sexism has no position in golfing or existence. We’re at all times on your nook @MichelleWieWest.”
The Ladies Professional Golf Association additionally posted on social media in enhance of Wie West.

“She’s a Five-time LPGA Excursion winner. Main champion. LPGA Board member, elected through her friends. Stanford graduate. Operating mom. We stand with @MichelleWieWest.”

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

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