Sep 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York City former mayor Rudy Giuliani waves an American flag while sitting on the Jets bench before a game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium.

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Rudy Giuliani Rejects Michael Avenatti Sitdown Request, Says He “Doesn’t Get Involved With Pimps”

May 12, 2018 - 11:16 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Yep. That's a no.

And what a 'no' it was from Rudy Giuliani to Stormey Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti for a televised sitdown.

The mayor and current lawyer for President Donald Trump said he won't debate Avenatti because, "he doesn't get involved with pimps."

Earlier this week Avenatti offered to discuss the Daniels payoff case with Giuliani on any network on 12 hours notice, as long as both sides get a fair shake.

Giuliani responded with the slam and added that the media loves to get involved with Avenatti because he makes roundabout charges that turn out to mean nothing, and said he thinks Avenatti is going to get into serious trouble.

Did Avenatti shrug and walk away? Not exactly. He sent out a tweet saying, "turns out I'm not the only pimp you have experience with" and included some old Inner Circle footage of Giuliani dressed in drag, getting hit on by a 'pimp' -- President Trump.

Avenatti sparked a big controversy this week when he disclosed some of the financial dealings of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen -- including a big consulting contract from AT&T.

On Friday night, President Trump pointed to that in a Twitter screed about fake news, asking why the media hasn't pointed out that the Trump administration ha sopposed the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

Giuliani said in his interview with the Huffington Post that it was the president who denied that merger, but the justice department is supposed to operate independently of the president. They said that they sued to block the merger without any sort of interference from the president or any sort of political bias. There is a sworn affidavit from the head of the anti-trust division for the justice department saying that he was not influenced by the president.

There was no comment from AT&T.