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Avenatti: Democrats can’t fight Trump ‘without a slingshot’
The Politico ^ | October 28, 2018 | Caitlin Emma

Posted on 10/28/2018 7:42:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Attorney Michael Avenatti on Sunday night assailed President Donald Trump’s “racism and bigotry,” painting himself as the working-class fighter who can stand up to the president’s “unusual cruelty” and “make America decent again.”

An aggressive trial attorney and 2020 hopeful, Avenatti has sold himself as the Democrat tough enough to take on Trump. He’s best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against the president over what was characterized as a 2016 hush money payment.

But his presidential ambitions took a major hit last week when he was quoted in Time magazine as saying the Democratic presidential nominee to contest Trump “better be a white male.”

Avenatti later told POLITICO that he was “misquoted and taken out of context.” But his comments incited furor on Twitter, intense backlash from the left and elation from the right. The stumble also came as the Senate Judiciary Committee referred Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department for an investigation over accusations she leveled last month against Brett Kavanaugh, then a Supreme Court nominee.

Avenatti didn’t address the Time magazine comments on Sunday night. He received a standing ovation after addressing a fundraising dinner in Northern Virginia hosted by Emgage Action, a Muslim-American advocacy group.

“We are the party of Davids,“ while Trump and Republicans represent Goliath, Avenatti said.

“Davids are women, Davids are black, Davids speak Spanish,” he said, building on his Biblical reference. “We cannot afford to show up to the fight without a slingshot.”

On Sunday night, Avenatti talked up his Missouri roots — working a string of humble jobs, paying his way through college and law school and eventually becoming the first in his family to graduate college.

He also bashed the Trump administration’s separation of children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, highlighting his record of defending immigrants in some of those border separation cases. Avenatti has long-portrayed himself as a defender of women and immigrants.

“Donald Trump has fostered an environment of racism and bigotry in this country in an effort to rise to power,” Avenatti said. And he’s counting on white men to look the other way, he said.

“You may believe that the way to combat Trump is being by gentle and classy and kind and gracious,” he said. “I do not believe that we can be gracious any longer … If we want a more inclusive, tolerant, merciful and loving America, then we must be willing to fight for it.”


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2020; avenatti; creepypornlawyer; trump
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Our Lord is rightly called the Son of David and this blasphemer compares himself to King David.
1 posted on 10/28/2018 7:42:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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He’d shoot his eye out.


2 posted on 10/28/2018 7:44:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Ruth Bader Ginsburg doctor is a taxidermist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Evictio from his office and a $4.8 million doallr judgement against him are the least of CPL’s worries right now.

Wait til Swetnick flips on him to save her own lying ass


3 posted on 10/28/2018 7:46:19 PM PDT by digger48
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Attorney Michael Avenatti on Sunday night assailed President Donald Trump’s “racism and bigotry,” painting himself as the working-class fighter who can stand up to the president’s “unusual cruelty” and “make America decent again.”

Interesting. For the first time in almost a decade middle class real income is rising, blacks have the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded, and the same for Latinos, yet this dufus gets away with these kinds of statements. Seems like fake news on the hoof.

4 posted on 10/28/2018 7:47:54 PM PDT by econjack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Avanti used to work for DeadFish Rahm.

That’s all it takes to know who he is.


5 posted on 10/28/2018 7:52:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was the furor on the Left because he is a total A.H. which they see makes a mockery of what passes for Demon? And the Right gleeful because he makes a mockery of what passes for Demon?


6 posted on 10/28/2018 7:53:23 PM PDT by arrogantsob ("Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to absolutely stop all violent talk. I can’t believe they are still going at it. Every time they say F the president or we need a slingshot some idiot is loading his gun somewhere.


7 posted on 10/28/2018 7:55:25 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You would think the left would run far away from this deadbeat...but whatever.


8 posted on 10/28/2018 7:57:10 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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“You may believe that the way to combat Trump is being by gentle and classy and kind and gracious,” he said.

Democrats and the media skipped over the gentle, classy, kind, and gracious stuff 1 second after President Trump (a wonderful phrase) announced his run for President. I think it goes without saying their viciousness has hurt them.


9 posted on 10/28/2018 7:58:31 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy owes big money to a lot of people. His future appears rather grim.


10 posted on 10/28/2018 8:00:23 PM PDT by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another freeper asked me what I thought he spent on drugs. I said 3,000 per week on coke.

I work with addicts in recovery. Avenettititogdickhead has all the signs. Self destructing, maniacal behavior, oblivious to how unhinged he appears.

Classic rich cokehead on the way to ruin.


11 posted on 10/28/2018 8:01:28 PM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Huber will saaaaaaave ussss! ....Not.)
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Never touched the stuff. Afraid I’d die with the first use, which happens.


12 posted on 10/28/2018 8:03:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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"He also bashed the Trump administration’s separation of children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, highlighting his record of defending immigrants in some of those border separation cases."

Avenatti knows very well the practice of separating "parents" from the children was started by the Obama Regime which established it in law. President Trump had to unwind the policy and create accommodations that would support the change in policy.

13 posted on 10/28/2018 8:03:39 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Cultural Marxism is the cult of the Left waiting for the Mothership.)
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RUN MICHAEL, RUN!


14 posted on 10/28/2018 8:04:58 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTL)
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To: lurk

Has Avenatti paid his taxes yet?


15 posted on 10/28/2018 8:05:33 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Cultural Marxism is the cult of the Left waiting for the Mothership.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oooh...i got some stories lol
But booze took me down. 8 yrs sober now. Clean longer.


16 posted on 10/28/2018 8:07:08 PM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Huber will saaaaaaave ussss! ....Not.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Mostly correct, but I think they know exactly what they are doing.
He’d shoot his eye out.


LOL. You are on fire tonight!
17 posted on 10/28/2018 8:07:29 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep talkin, creepy.


18 posted on 10/28/2018 8:08:22 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: JoSixChip
😃
19 posted on 10/28/2018 8:08:43 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Ruth Bader Ginsburg doctor is a taxidermist.)
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To: Yaelle

I think we should invoke the H0lder rule and kick Avanti while he is down.


20 posted on 10/28/2018 8:10:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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