Politics

Why Michael Avenatti Shouldn’t be the Democratic Nominee in 2020

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Would Only Deepen the Divide in Our Country

By: George Burkert

Avenatti has become a target for Fox News Host Tucker Carlson. (Credit: TheDailyBeast.com)

With the 2018 midterms ending and 2020 presidential election coming up, many Democratic hopefuls are being thrown in the mix like Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Another prominent name being mentioned for the presidency is Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

Avenatti has turned into a liberal celebrity this past year. He is best known for filing a lawsuit against President Trump, who gave a 2016 non-disclosure agreement to Daniels for the alleged affair they had.

He also appears on CNN and uses Twitter to speak out against Trump and his political beliefs. People on the right mock Avenatti, including Tucker Carlson from Tucker Carlson Tonight, who has nicknamed Avenatti the “Creepy Porn Lawyer.”

The attorney has been hinting at running for president in 2020, which would not be a surprise since Trump’s victory in 2016 proved that anyone who runs for president has a chance even if he or she isn’t a politician.

If Avenatti was the Democratic nominee for 2020, it would be the worst thing to happen in recent years to the Democrats who are looking to take back the White House.

This is not because he represents a porn star or has become an easy target to mock and make memes out of, but because it would seem hypocritical on the part of the Democrats.

Avenatti would become the Democrats’ version of President Trump. While Avenatti is not as controversial as Trump and not accused of racism and sexism, he is no politician and is not afraid to speak his mind.

He encourages Democrats to hit harder when Republicans stoop low, contradicting former First Lady Michelle Obama’s phrase, “when they go low, we go high.”

Avenatti is brash and not afraid to antagonize his opponents, similar to Trump. Avenatti also uses Twitter to take swipes at his opponents, including the President, who gets criticized for his tweets and other controversial posts.

President Trump has faced controversy for not revealing his tax returns. A recent New York Times article said Trump’s parents helped him pay fewer taxes than he should have.

Avenatti is also not free from tax controversy, with his firm having to pay the IRS $800,000 in unpaid payroll taxes.

According to the “Atlantic Reporter,” when asked if he would release his tax returns, Avenatti said he hasn’t decided, and turned attention to Trump who has still not revealed his tax returns.

Just how Trump divided the Republican party during the 2016 election, Avenatti could divide the Democratic party.

If the Democrats are serious about preventing a second Trump term, they should unite under a candidate that wants to bring not only Democrats together, but also Independents and Republicans.

Avenatti has already shown on Twitter that he’s not afraid to go after Democratic Senators he feels are not doing enough. During the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, he slammed Booker and Harris for not fighting like he does.

Some Democrats believe Avenatti was the reason the allegations against Justice Kavanaugh were not taken seriously and turned into a media circus.

Avenatti represented the third Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, who accused Kavanaugh of being involved in gang rape and sexually assaulting her.

Members of liberal media sources thought the claims were bizarre and not as credible as the other accusers because Swetnick made changes to her original accusation, and past incidents involving her were leaked.

The debates between Avenatti and Trump can get intense, with more name calling and less policy talk, and even nastier than when Clinton debated Trump.

This will leave a bad taste in the mouths of the majority of Americans who are still unsatisfied with the 2016 presidential candidates. An Avenatti presidency would ultimately make America more divided than it is right now.

Recently, Avenatti has challenged the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., to an MMA fight. This is comparable to some of the violence President Trump is often accused of promoting at his rallies.

Avenatti has also predicted that Donald Trump Jr. will be indicted by the end of the year. His desire to lock up members of the president’s family is similar to how Trump encouraged the arrest of Secretary Clinton by chanting “Lock Her Up” during his rallies.

An Avenatti campaign would open the doors to the transgressive side of the Democratic party, similar to how Trump opened the doors to a transgressive Republican party.

While Democrats have accused Trump and the Republican party of many misdemeanors, their nomination and support of Avenatti for the presidency would be hypocritical.

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