Avenatti For President: Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Mulls 2020 Run

Adult film star Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti speaks during a ceremony as Daniels receives a key to the city of West Hollywood from Mayor John Duran, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. - Daniels,... Adult film star Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti speaks during a ceremony as Daniels receives a key to the city of West Hollywood from Mayor John Duran, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. - Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, earned international headlines for her legal battle with President Donald Trump over an alleged affair she claims the pair had a decade ago. The mayor proclaiming ``Stormy Daniels Day'' in West Hollywood, recognizing Clifford for "her leadership in the #RESIST movement.'' (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 5, 2018 6:54 a.m.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti said Wednesday that he would run against President Donald Trump in 2020 if no other viable Democratic candidate stepped up.

He then headed off any critiques of his lack of political experience by pointing to Trump’s victory.

Avenatti doubled down on his position later on CNN, telling Jim Sciutto that he has “brains, heart and courage,” or “three things that this President lacks.”

He added that he would prioritize immigration reform, job creation in the heartland, and pro-choice policy.

“So look, I hope somebody that’s competent enough to beat this guy — and that’s the question, who can beat him? I hope that person steps forward,” he said. “If they don’t, I will.”

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