Rudy Giuliani paid tribute to Rush Limbaugh on Thursday by recalling a charity golf outing in which he and the late conservative radio star observed LPGA star Michelle Wie ‘bending over and showing her panties.’
He was invited onto the show by Bannon to eulogize Limbaugh, the nationally syndicated radio talk show host who died on Wednesday of lung cancer.
Giuliani recalled how he and Limbaugh were golfing buddies. During one particular event, the radio host asked the former mayor to drive the cart so that he can smoke his cigar.
Rudy Giuliani on Thursday appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast to remember Rush Limbaugh. During the segment, Giuliani told a crude anecdote about golf pro Michelle Wie
In March 2014, Giuliani and Limbaugh (seen in the cart on the left) played alongside Wie (right) during the Els for Autism Pro-Am charity event in Palm Beach, Florida
‘The paparazzi was driving us crazy!’ Giuliani told Bannon.
‘They’re taking pictures! They’re taking pictures! They’re taking pictures!’
Giuliani said that he recalled Limbaugh commenting to him: ‘What did you do now? You know how I hate [having] pictures taken. I know you’re famous but can’t you tell them to stay away?’
The former mayor then recalled how he invited Limbaugh to ‘come on to the green with me.’
‘On the green is Michelle Wie and she’s getting ready to putt,’ Giuliani said.
Limbaugh, the nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, died on Wednesday of lung cancer. He is seen above in February of last year
Giuliani paid tribute to Limbaugh, with whom he was frequently seen. From left: Golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Limbaugh, Giuliani, and magazine publisher Marvin Shanken are seen above during the Els for Autism Pro-Am charity event in West Palm Beach in March 2011
Giuliani on Wednesday remembered Limbaugh as a ‘genius, patriot, humorist, great golf partner, and a generous kind man’
‘Now, Michelle Wie is gorgeous,’ he said. ‘She’s 6ft [tall] and she has a strange putting stance.’
Giuliani added: ‘She bends all the way over and her panties show. And the press was going crazy.’
He said that the media was clamoring to ‘take pictures of her panties.’
In the next sentence, Giuliani appears to get Limbaugh’s name wrong.
‘I said, “Roger, it’s not me. It’s not you. It’s her panties”.’
Bannon does not react and an awkward silence ensues for a few seconds before Giuliani, who appears to realize that the joke did not elicit laughs like he had hoped, asks: ‘Is that okay to tell that joke? I’m not sure.’
‘Well, you already told it, so I don’t know,’ Bannon said, prompting Giuliani to giggle.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Wie and her agents seeking comment.
In 2014, Giuliani, Limbaugh, and Wie participated in a celebrity charity golf event hosted by former PGA Tour world No. 1 Ernie Els.
The Els for Autism Pro-Am, which was held at the PGA National Golf Club on March 10, 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida, raised $745,000 for Els for Autism, which provides funds for research into autism spectrum disorder as well.
Wie, 31, has five victories on the LPGA Tour. She garnered publicity after turning pro just before her 16th birthday. During her career, she has earned more than $6.8million
Wie took a swing when playing at the National Golf Club in 2014 in Palm Beach. She won the event, according to its website
As part of the charity competition, Wie was assigned to the same team as Limbaugh, Giuliani, and Marvin Shanken, the magazine publisher whose portfolio includes Cigar Aficionado.
The team led by Wie won the event, according to the official web site for the fundraiser.
‘Despite no warm-up, she was just tearing it up – I mean, sweet-spot flushing it on every shot,’ Limbaugh is reported to have said of Wie.
Wie, 31, has five victories on the LPGA Tour. She garnered publicity after turning pro just before her 16th birthday.
During her career, she has earned more than $6.8million.
In March 2019, she wed Jonnie West, the director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors and the son of former Lakers great Jerry West.
Later that spring, Wie announced she was taking a break from competitive golf for the remainder of 2019 citing the injuries she has battled throughout her career.
In June of last year, Wie gave birth to her daughter, Makenna Kamalei Yoona West. She has said she is interested in returning to competitive golf.
Wie has been plagued by wrist problems and had endured a start-stop return to the sport following wrist surgery in October 2018.
The Hawaii native won the US Women’s Open in 2014, the same year she achieved a career-high ranking of world number six.