Donald Trump Doesn't 'Disagree' With Giuliani's Comments That Porn Isn't Respectable Work

President Donald Trump said Friday morning he would not "disagree" with the assertion made by one of his personal attorneys that women who work in the pornography industry, like Stormy Daniels, are not respectable.

Trump met and took reporters questions before departing for Canada for the Group of Seven meetings over trade, and did not challenge the comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani about Daniels, who claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

"Not going to disagree with that," Trump said.

Giuliani, who represents Trump in the special counsel's probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, questioned Daniels' character during an appearance in Israel earlier this week.

"Excuse me, when you look at Stormy Daniels—uh, I know Donald Trump—look at his three wives," Giuliani said. "Beautiful women. Classy women. Women of great substance. Stormy Daniels?"

Giuliani added: "I respect women, beautiful women, and women with value, but a woman who sells her body for sexual exploitation I don't respect. Tell me what damage [Daniels] suffered. Someone who sells his or her body for money has no good name."

The former federal prosecutor's comments were rebuked by Trump's critics as sexist. MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski called Giuliani a "disgusting man" and a "misogynistic fool" on Thursday.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has accused the president of conspiring with his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and her former attorney, Keith Davidson, in an effort to make sure her claims about a one-time tryst with Trump never reached the public.

Cohen, who is now the subject of a federal investigation, has admitted to paying Clifford $130,000 in October 2016 for, she claims, her silence. The payment has been scrutinized as a possible campaign finance violation intended to affect the outcome of Trump's election that year.

Trump previously claimed to have no knowledge of the payment to Clifford, but Giuliani told Fox News earlier this year that the president had paid Cohen back. The president has denied any affair with Clifford.

Giuliani also claimed that First Lady Melania Trump believed the president's denials. However, the first lady's spokesperson told The New York Times that she did not believe Melania Trump had "ever discussed her thoughts on anything" with Giuliani.