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Michael Avenatti’s abrupt announcement Tuesday that he’s taking himself out of the hunt for the White House followed a string of personal and professional controversies – but perhaps more importantly, they came as he was already struggling to connect during visits to early-voting primary states.
“After consultation with my family and at their request, I have decided not to seek the Presidency of the United States in 2020. I do not make this decision lightly—I make it out of respect for my family,” the high-octane Los Angeles-based attorney said in a statement posted to Twitter.
Avenatti – who called for fighting fire with fire to take on President Trump – emphasized he’s worried Democrats will nominate a presidential candidate in 2020 who “has no chance of beating Donald Trump.”
And he vowed, in a statement to Fox News, that “I will remain active because I am deeply concerned about the need for a winner.”
But even before his announcement, Aventatti’s potential campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination appeared to be fizzling for a variety of reasons.
In New Hampshire, which holds the first-in-the-nation primary, some politicos made clear they were highly skeptical of his water-testing visits.
“I think in New Hampshire we’re a pretty discriminating audience, and your personal and professional life kind of have to be in order – and it seemed like that started to unravel with him a little bit,” Granite State-based attorney and Democratic activist Jay Surdukowski said.
Avenatti grabbed the national spotlight while representing adult actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against the president over a non-disclosure agreement she signed before the 2016 presidential election regarding alleged sexual encounters with Trump. Avenatti became a household name to many, thanks to his very frequent guest appearances on CNN and MSNBC where he repeatedly lambasted the president.
And his trips in August to Iowa and New Hampshire grabbed plenty of coverage from the national media as he mulled a Democratic nomination bid.
As he took aim at Trump, his message to other potential Democratic White House hopefuls was that the 2020 “election is going to be a brutal, knockdown, street fight, and if someone’s not up for that type of campaign, they need to stay home and not seek the nomination.”
He received loud applause from the hundreds of activists who traveled to rural Greenfield, N.H., in August to listen to Avenatti headline the Hillsborough County summer picnic and fundraiser. His appearance turned what could have been a sleepy gathering into a high-profile and lucrative event.
Longtime New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley personally drove a couple of hours to Boston’s Logan Airport to pick up Avenatti and bring him to the party gathering.
“I think early on Avenatti was very intriguing to a lot of folks because he made sort of a natural foil to the president,” said Surdukowski, who was New Hampshire co-chairman for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s 2016 presidential campaign.
“He was sort of unabashed in kind of going after Trump on Twitter. This whole ‘basta,’ enough, this sort of rallying cry. I think he had that kind of spark,” he added.
But his second visit to New Hampshire in late September, when Avenatti headlined a Plymouth Area Democrats get-out-the-vote rally and fundraiser, appeared to elicit a more low-key response and garnered less national media coverage.
In his final stop in New Hampshire – in late October – his only public event was a meet-and-greet with about a dozen young party activists and volunteers at the Rockingham County Democrats headquarters in Exeter.
By then, distractions off the campaign trail may have started to catch up with Avenatti.
While he was in New Hampshire, a judge in California ordered Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm. The ruling held Avenatti personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay.
“We are going to appeal it,” he vowed. “I think the judgment’s going to be thrown out. There are some significant problems with the judgment.”
There was also a chorus of criticism by fellow Democrats over his personal involvement in the controversial Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Jumping in near the end of the confirmation process, Avenatti lobbed explosive allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh as he represented one of the nominee’s accusers. Some critics said Avenatti’s strategy backfired and actually helped feed the perception by Republicans that Kavanaugh was being unfairly attacked.
Since the midterm election, Avenatti’s had to deal with two more controversies.
Last month, he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his now-former girlfriend. The Los Angeles district attorney declined to charge him with a felony. But the case was moved to the office of the city attorney, which is mulling misdemeanor charges.
Avenatti maintained he has “never struck a woman” and predicted he would be “fully exonerated.”
Further, he appeared to have a spat with his famous client. Daniels claimed in an interview with The Daily Beast last week that he filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump against her wishes and that he failed to give her a full accounting of how he spent more than a half-million dollars raised on a crowdfunding site for her legal fees.
That apparent tiff appears to have been patched up, with Daniels walking back some of her claims and reportedly saying they’ve “straightened s— out” and Avenatti saying in his statement Tuesday that “I will continue to represent Stormy Daniels.”
But the political damage may have been done.
“Anybody can run for president and make the trip to New Hampshire, but at the end of the day your own house has to be in order and I think people kind of caught on to that rather quickly, and that’s my guess why he fizzled out,” Surdukowski said. “It was going to be a non-starter once all the skeletons came to light.”
New Hampshire Young Democrats Executive Director Amelia Keane pointed to Avenatti’s demeanor.
She noted that “there was a lot of initial excitement for Avenatti.”
But Keane, who met with Avenatti on his final trip to the state, added that his style was “more brash than most Democrats are used to.”
Two New Hampshire Democrats, who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak more freely, were less diplomatic.
“I was wary of him from the get-go,” said a longtime Granite State-based lawyer and Democratic activist. “I didn’t think he was the type of candidate that would do well here. I thought he was too aggressive and frankly I was unsure of his credentials to even consider him for president.”
And a Democratic state lawmaker who also asked to remain anonymous claimed that Avenatti “was perceived as largely being a political hack, not a person of substance.”
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New York Times Editor: We’re Switching From Russia Collusion To ‘Trump Is Racist’
The New York Times and others have repeatedly tried to take down President Trump with libelous statements on the Russian collusion front and have failed spectacularly every single time. Now, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has accidentally admitted that for two years his far-left newspaper was “built” around spreading a hoax. Oops. But it’s never too late to shift propaganda in this political war.
He was secretly recorded saying just that and it got out. Baquet also admitted the Times’ staff is loaded with left-wingers “who cheer us when we take on Donald Trump, but they jeer at us when we take on Joe Biden.” Do tell. I’m shocked I tell you. Simply shocked.
What is actually shocking is this recording comes by way of the leftist rag, Slate. They got their mitts on the recording of a company-wide meeting Baquet held with his staffers and it is an illuminating look at how leftist media utilizes and manipulates propaganda for political effect. Why Slate would let that out is puzzling, to say the least.
Baquet has now admitted that for two long years his leftist newspaper was “built” around the Russia Collusion Hoax: “It got trickier after [inaudible] … went from being a story about whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia and obstruction of justice to being a more head-on story about the president’s character. We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well.”
Truly well? Do you mean by lying and falsifying facts? They did that very well. There was not a shred of evidence that Trump colluded with Russia yet the NYT reported on it as fact for two years and in actuality, made stuff up to fit that narrative.
So the NY Times (D-NY) is back to hosting political strategy sessions on how to destroy @realDonaldTrump. Collusion failed. Obstruction came up short. Now they’ve returned to the favorite cry of every liberal who’s losing an argument: RACISM! A sad commentary on “news” in America https://t.co/en4Y8nQCOa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 15, 2019
But the New York Times has seen the light, so to speak. The Russia collusion hoax hasn’t worked so now they are switching tactics… Trump is now a racist and everything will revolve around that lie: “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story. I’d love your help with that. As Audra Burch said when I talked to her this weekend, this one is a story about what it means to be an American in 2019. It is a story that requires deep investigation into people who peddle hatred[.]”
The truth is that if Trump were actually a racist it would have come out decades ago. This is a last-ditch effort to besmirch a sitting president so a communist can take his place in the next election. It’s subversion and in my book… a form of treason.
You can still taste the salty leftist tears from being disappointed that Mueller did not take down Trump: “The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened. Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, “Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.” And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. A lot of the stuff we’re talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?”
So, while the NYT, WaPo, and other lefty rags spewed lies and propaganda, outlets such as Breitbart, The Daily Wire, and The Daily Caller among others did real reporting and told the truth. For their efforts, a number of them have been banned on social media.
“Baquet pretty much spends the rest of the 90 minutes meeting fielding questions from individuals who are supposed to be professionals but who only want to know how they can call Trump and his supporters racists even more often.
“You see, according to the Times’ staff, everything is racist because everything really is racist.
“You probably think that whole “everything is racist” thing is me being sarcastic. Here’s a direct quote from a staffer [emphasis added]:
“Hello, I have another question about racism. I’m wondering to what extent you think that the fact of racism and white supremacy being sort of the foundation of this country should play into our reporting. Just because it feels to me like it should be a starting point, you know? Like these conversations about what is racist, what isn’t racist. I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it’s less about the individual instances of racism, and sort of how we’re thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country.
“Good grief. What a dispiriting and not-at-all surprising look at the ignorant whack jobs in charge of our media — and in the case of the New York Times, not just the media, but what is considered the elite of the media elite. What are they obsessed with? What do these conspiracy-loons see everywhere in 2019 America…?
“Here we sit in the most tolerant, diverse country in the world just a few years after having twice elected a black president with the middle name “Hussein,” and the people in charge of the media are breaking down into pools of self-pity because they want to scream racist at us even more than they already have.
“And again, let’s not forget that the only way they can try to pretend America is racist is by way of massive hoaxes: the Very Fine People Hoax, the Covington Hoax, the George Zimmerman Is White Hoax, the Hands Up Don’t Shoot Hoax, the Jussie Smollett Hoax, and the countless hoax hate crimes they spread over and over and over again without scrutiny.”
Good grief is an understatement. The NYT does not cover real news anymore like the rising tide of anti-Semitism in this country. They are too busy protecting terrorists and radicals, while smearing the president and conservatives, to do their actual jobs.
The New York Times openly admits that anti-Jewish hate crimes don’t interest the Times because white supremacists are not behind them: “If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy. During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.”
But young white males are domestic terrorists according to these people. Geez. Not communist Antifa or Black Lives Matter or the Nation of Islam or the Black Panthers… white boys are the ticket, y’all.
Since the media is out of Russian ammo and they detest Trump, they have to have another way of smearing him and throwing the race card is their final desperate move in this political dance. Nothing else has stuck to Teflon-Don. Look for them to cry ‘racism’ non-stop for the next two years in their latest contrived hoax against the president. But you won’t hear them cover actual racism because it does not fit their political narrative. It has to be Trump, Trump, Trump! or it’s not news.
The NYT is a peddler of hate. No wonder they had to stop publishing political cartoons because the editorial staff can’t recognize blatant anti-Semitism. These aren’t journalists anymore… they are Brown Shirts. They feel they’ll get away with calling Trump a racist. After all, they got away with the Russian crap for two years.
Wow! The Deputy Editor of the Failing New York Times was just demoted. Should have been Fired! Totally biased and inaccurate reporting. The paper is a Fraud, Zero Credibility. Fake News takes another hit, but this time a big one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
ALL THE NEWS THAT’S NOT FIT TO PRINT! “The New York Times is no longer the paper we grew up with. It is no longer a news organization. It is now an agenda driven organization out to change the Country (for the worse!).” Michael Goodwin, Highly Respected New York Post Columnist.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
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