Before Avenatti was facing charges for embezzelment and dealing with a hefty IRS bill (and investigation), he charmed the media in his role as wanna be Trump foil.

Seems like only yesterday they were fawning over Avenatti, talking about him as a serious 2020 contender, and here’s the supercut to prove it:

And the transcript:

ANNOUNCER: “Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti is laying down the law. And is he really thinking about running for president?”

SCIUTTO: “Joining me now live, the man himself, Michael Avenatti.”

CUOMO: “Let’s talk to somebody who understands the system very well, Michael Avenatti.”

MAHER: “He is Donald Trump’s worst nightmare, Michael Avenatti!”

CAMEROTA: “Michael, thanks so much for being here.”

AVENATTI: “Good morning.”

CAMEROTA: “Did you talk to Stormy Daniels last night? What was her reaction?”

SCIUTTO: ‘Did the President just get a new challenger for 2020? Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti may have just tossed his hat into the ring.”

STELTER: “Looking at the 2020, one reason why I’m taking you seriously as a contender is because of your presence on cable news.”

BUTLER: “First, let me take a moment to brag on my former student. This dude right here, I think of him as in a Justice League with Robert Muller to save our democracy.”

BURNETT: “A nine-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother in Guatemala. And the person who helped make this happen? Stormy Daniels’ lawyer and potential presidential candidate, Michael Avenatti.”

REPORTER: “What do you say to critics who say this is a publicity stunt?”

AVENATTI: “Doing good work, having kids reunited with their parents — I mean, my record speaks for itself.”

COLLINS: “Probably one of the biggest stars we have at this dinner tonight, of course, this is Michael Avenatti.”

BEHAR: “And the only person right here Donald Trump fears more than Robert Miller — Mueller — please welcome Michael Avenatti. I do think that Trump is afraid of you.”

COLBERT: “Lawyers don’t normally do talk shows.”

AVENATTI: “I’m not your normal lawyer.”

MAHER: “Yes, you are something of a folk hero now. Let’s be honest, the whole reason that we’re in love with you and Stormy is because we think you guys are the tip of the spear that’s going to take down Donald Trump.”


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