Is Avenatti Hinting at a Presidential Run?


Don’t tell me you have thought about it–Avenatti 2020.

Michael Avenatti has been making quite a name for himself since he burst onto the scene as Trump’s arch enemy. He first showed up as a defender of women’s rights as the attorney for Stormy Daniels. More recently he has taken on the fight against the Trump administration’s family separation policy by representing parents separated from their children and whistleblowers from the facilities that care for the separated children.

Today, Avenatti, champion of the oppressed, started dropping hints about a possible 2020 presidential run on his Twitter feed. It started with this “off topic” tweet about the 2020 “candidate”:

Surely, by “the candidate”, he is talking about the Democratic candidate who will run against Trump in 2020. And today is an interesting day to change the topic and start talking about the Democratic presidential candidate, as the Democratic party just received what most observers consider a wake-up call with powerful Democrat Joe Crowley losing his primary to a 28-year-old political novice. The Democratic party is leaderless and reeling a bit, so what better time than to start dropping hints about a 2020 presidential run. We all know Avenatti is a master of the tease.

Later in the day, Avenatti sent out these two tweets in reaction to the announcement of the retirement of Judge Anthony Kennedy from the Supreme Court, specifically criticizing the Democratic party and offering his solution:

“Street fighters for good”. Hmmm…wonder where we can find one of those? Just a reminder, Avenatti is the guy who tweeted this:

And this:

And this, which sounds like the rallying cry of a street fighter:

And who can forget Avenatti’s Esquire interview where he said that Trump won’t tweet at him because “He Knows I’ll Hand Him His Ass”. If that doesn’t define a street fighter, I don’t know what does. You can imagine Avenatti taking off his jacket and rolling up his sleeves as he is saying that.

And in case we missed the earlier hints, Avenatti dropped one more 2 hours later, underscoring what is at stake in the 2020 election:

In case you are thinking that is is just wishful thinking on my part, there is at least one other outlet that has picked up on these hints too.  Business Insider:

On Wednesday morning, Avenatti offered a take on the upcoming 2020 presidential election that appeared to serve as a wink and nod that maybe he could make a bid for office.

As the Business Insider article points out, one Twitter users tried to see if he was hinting at the US Attorney General role, which Avenatti quickly shot down:

So that leaves open the option for a 2020 presidential run, something Avenatti didn’t bother to rebut. It may be turn out to just be a self-promotional tease, but maybe not. We can always dream of better days.

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