Michael Avenatti cracks me up.
The lawyer who is pondering a run for the presidency in 2020 has scolded the media for calling him a “celebrity.” He bristled at the idea of the media labeling him something he most certainly has become.
Avenatti represents Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, the porn actor who alleges she and the future president of the United States, Donald Trump, had a fling in a hotel room years ago. The president paid her hush money to keep her quiet, but denies the tryst occurred … go figure.
Avenatti has stepped into the public spotlight by being everywhere, seemingly at once. That, by my definition, makes him a celebrity.
Oh, no, he answers. He is a lawyer with an 18-year career. He has represented “Davids against Goliaths.”
I guess this means that if decides to run for president, he’ll tell us he isn’t a politician.
He then will fit the definition of two terms he doesn’t like.
Too bad, counselor/celebrity and maybe — politician.
I mean, if the shoe fits …