Michael Avenatti Floats 2020 Run Against Trump: ‘I Have Brains, Heart, and Courage’

‘And I am deeply disturbed at the direction that this country is taking’

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Omnipresent TV personality and attorney to porn actress Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, says he’s running against President Trump in 2020.


Avenatti told CNN Wednesday that if Trump runs for re-election and no one who stands a good chance of defeating him is also running, then Avenatti will step into the ring.

"I’d be qualified with three things that this president lacks, Jim: Brains, heart and courage," Avenatti said. "And I think I have those in spades compared to this president. And I am deeply disturbed at the direction that this country is taking. I’m deeply disturbed by when’s happened most recently with separating these mothers and their children. I think it shows a complete lack of compassion."

The barrister continued: "I’m deeply disturbed about our place in the world. I think our allies are very, very concerned about where America stands. I’m deeply concerned about these trade issues that the president has taken on and I think ultimately are going to cost American jobs and generally speaking I love this country and I’m very concerned about where we are going.”

Asked how he could become a credible commander in chief, Avenatti paid Trump an unusual compliment: "All of the experience in the world isn’t going to be worth anything if you can’t beat this guy. And I’ll tell you this: I think that Donald Trump is an exceptional campaigner. I think he has very good political instincts. And I think he should not be underestimated and if you want to know how he stacks up against traditional politicians with long track records and long voting records, all you have to do is look at the 15 — that’s not one, not two, 15 candidates that he beat on his run to the White House."

Summing up his case, Avenatti said: "Bottom line is there’s two questions. Number one, who can beat this guy? And number two, will they be better than he is?” 

Avenatti has previously, and repeatedly, guaranteed Trump will end up resigning before the end of his first term.

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