Avenatti announces he will not run for president in 2020

Avenatti announces he will not run for president in 2020
Michael Avenatti (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

[Ed. – How’s that? Just yesterday he was boasting about how his chances had improved since his arrest.]

Michael Avenatti has long reveled in playing the role of the combative underdog. But the mounting challenges in and outside the courtroom were too much even for him.

The hard-charging Los Angeles attorneypulled the plug on his nascent presidential bid, announcing Tuesday he will not run in 2020.

Avenatti, best known for representing porn star Stormy Daniels, said the decision came after consultation with his family. “I do not make this decision lightly — I make it out of respect for my family. But for their concerns, I would run,” Avenatti, a father of two teenage girls and a 4-year-old son, said in a statement.

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His announcement, made in a statement posted on Twitter, came after months of meetings and speaking events that advanced what once seemed to be a completely implausible White House bid. But his fortunes plummeted since his November arrest on domestic violence allegations, in which he might face a misdemeanor charge, and amid an ongoing contentious divorce from his second wife.

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