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The lawyer for adult film star, Stormy Daniels, has issued a formal statement regarding whether he plans to enter the presidential race in 2020.
Michael Avenatti, who was arrested last month of charges of domestic violence (a charge he denies), has revealed he will not run be running for president.
Please see my statement below regarding 2020. pic.twitter.com/ztCfZUY6hA
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) December 4, 2018
In the statement, which he shared via Twitter, Avenatti told followers, “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 take this decision lightly – I make it out of respect for my family. But for their concerns, I would run.”
“I will continue to represent Stormy Daniels and others against Donald Trump and his cronies and will not rest until Trump is removed from office and our republic and its values are restored,” Avenatti wrote. “I will also continue with my nearly twenty years of speaking truth to power and representing those who need an advocate against the powerful.”
“I remain concerned that the Democratic Party will move toward nominating an individual who might make an exceptional President but has no chance of actually beating Donald Trump,” Avenatti shared. “The party must immediately recognize that many of the likely candidates are not battletested and have no real chance at winning. We will not prevail in 2020 without a fighter. I remain hopeful the party finds one.”