Michael Avenatti has been a thorn in Trump’s side for months.
Avenatti built a national name as a nonstop cable news presence representing Stormy Daniels and constantly accusing Trump of criminal behavior.
And he just made the one announcement Donald Trump never expected.
Avenatti made noise the last few months that he was running for President.
He traveled to over 20 states and set up a PAC ahead of the 2018 midterm election.
But his Presidential aspirations came crashing down when he was arrested for felony domestic violence.
The Los Angeles District Attorney downgraded it to a misdemeanor but the damage was done.
In the #MeToo era, a Democrat arrested for domestic violence was toast.
Avenatti made his intentions clear in a tweet where he announced his family did not want him to run for President.
Please see my statement below regarding 2020. pic.twitter.com/ztCfZUY6hA
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) December 4, 2018
Avenatti would also have found out that his media allies were going to abandon him.
They found him useful to attack Trump with the Stormy Daniels case, but they would have given his platform to other more viable candidates in the primary.
Avenatti was polling around one percent and there is a strong likelihood that was his ceiling of support.
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