Giuliani says Trump better for the US 'than a woman'

2016-10-02 21:02
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks before Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP)

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks before Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Washington - Did Rudy Giuliani really mean to say Donald Trump would make a better president than Hillary Clinton because he's a man? And that "everybody" cheats on their spouse?

The former New York mayor was responding to leaked tax documents obtained by The New York Times that show Trump in 1995 declared such a massive loss in income that he could have legally avoided paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years.

When asked about the report, Giuliani told ABC's This Week that Trump was a "genius" when it came to tax laws, unlike Clinton who was investigated by the FBI for using a private email server while leading the State Department.

"Don't you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she's ever produced is a lot of work for the FBI checking out her emails?" he asked.

In a separate interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani was asked whether it was fair for him to criticise Hillary Clinton's handling of her husband's alleged affairs when Giuliani himself had dealt with his "own infidelity charge". Giuliani, who has been married three times, was accused of cheating on his second spouse.

"Well, everybody does. And I'm Roman Catholic, and I confess those things to my priest," he said.

A phone call and email to Giuliani's staff asking if he would like to elaborate were not immediately returned.

Read more on:    donald trump  |  hillary clinton  |  rudy giuliani  |  us  |  us 2016 elections

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.