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avenatti/daniels 2020

Michael Avenatti says he'd run against Trump in 2020 to keep the U.S. from being 'destroyed'

Could there one day be a President Avenatti in the White House?

As the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels in her defamation case against President Trump and Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, Michael Avenatti is already Trump's foe, and he suggested on Wednesday that he wouldn't mind becoming his political rival, too. "IF (big) he seeks re-election, I will run, but only if I think there is no other candidate in the race that has a REAL chance at beating him," he tweeted in response to a person asking if he'd run. "We can't relive 2016. I love this country, our values, and our people too much to sit by while they are destroyed."

He also revealed he's "solidly pro-choice" and would never "nominate a justice to the SCOTUS who did not believe in Roe or who would seek to outlaw same-sex marriage. Fully support equality for women & people of all races, & gay rights. We don't separate families at the border. And we don't kiss-up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin." Earlier, Avenatti tweeted that "only a street fighter" has a chance at displacing Trump. "Otherwise, this country and its principles will be in pieces and non-recognizable."