Attorney Michael Avenatti has made it long-known that he is no fan of President Donald Trump. In recent months, he has taken his disdain for him to another level and is now considering running against him in the 2020 presidential election.
In a recent encounter with Trump supporters, Avenatti bragged to their faces about how easily he would beat the president.
“Because I’m gonna tell you something. If I run against your president in 2020, I’m gonna kick his a**,” Avenatti told a man wearing a Trump hat.
“I would love it. I would love to see it,” the man in the Trump hat taunted back.
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Creepy Porn lawyer @MichaelAvenatti:
If run against your president in 2020, I'm gonna kick his a**. pic.twitter.com/XG0rjKHWvL
— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) October 21, 2018
He remains adamant that “bots and trolls” often mock and ridicule him on social media only because he is a “considerable threat to Trump”:
Anyone that doubts whether I am a considerable threat to Trump need only look at all of the bots and trolls targeting me on Twitter and otherwise. The activity is off the chart. The only surprise is that I did not think they would be this threatened this early. #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 22, 2018
If Avenatti does plan on running for president, he is going to have to win the Democratic nomination.
According to a recent CNN poll, which asked Democratic and left-leaning voters their preferred candidate, Avenatti placed toward the bottom of the list.
Former Vice President Joe Biden topped the poll of crowded potential 2020 candidates with 33 percent. He is followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Avenatti only managed to get 1 percent of the voters polled to say he would be their preferred nominee.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick also only got 1 percent.