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Michael Avenatti Floats 2020 Run Against Trump: ‘I Have Brains, Heart, and Courage’

Name: CNN


The Lead with Jake Tapper

Name: The Lead with Jake Tapper


Jim Sciutto

Name: Jim Sciutto

Employment: CNN

Position: Chief National Security Correspondent

, Michael Avenatti

Name: Michael Avenatti

Employment: Avenatti & Associates, APC

Position: Trial Attorney

Event location
07/04/2018 03:19 pm
Tom (staff)
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RUSH TRANSCRIPT SCIUTTO In ░░░░░░░░ politics lead did the ░░░░░░░░ just get a new ░░░░░░░░ for 2020 Stormy Daniels ░░░░░░░░ Michael Avenatti may have ░░░░░░░░ tossed his hat into ░░░░░░░░ ring tweeting today quote ░░░░░░░░ big he seeks he ░░░░░░░░ election I will run ░░░░░░░░ only if I think ░░░░░░░░ s no other candidate ░░░░░░░░ the race that has ░░░░░░░░ real chance at beating ░░░░░░░░ We can t relive ░░░░░░░░ I love this country ░░░░░░░░ values and our people ░░░░░░░░ much to sit by ░░░░░░░░ they re destroyed FightClub ░░░░░░░░ Joining me now live ░░░░░░░░ the man himself Michael ░░░░░░░░ Thank you so much ░░░░░░░░ taking the time on ░░░░░░░░ July 4th AVENATTI Happy ░░░░░░░░ Fourth Jim Thanks for ░░░░░░░░ me SCIUTTO We ll ░░░░░░░░ with a very basic ░░░░░░░░ Why would you be ░░░░░░░░ to be president AVENATTI ░░░░░░░░ I think I d ░░░░░░░░ qualified because I have ░░░░░░░░ things that this president ░░░░░░░░ Jim Brains heart and ░░░░░░░░ And I think I ░░░░░░░░ those in spades compared ░░░░░░░░ this president And I ░░░░░░░░ deeply disturbed at the ░░░░░░░░ that this country is ░░░░░░░░ I m deeply disturbed ░░░░░░░░ what s happened most ░░░░░░░░ with separating these mothers ░░░░░░░░ their children I think ░░░░░░░░ shows a complete lack ░░░░░░░░ compassion I m deeply ░░░░░░░░ about our place in ░░░░░░░░ world I think our ░░░░░░░░ are very very concerned ░░░░░░░░ where America stands I ░░░░░░░░ deeply concerned about these ░░░░░░░░ issues that the President ░░░░░░░░ taken on and I ░░░░░░░░ ultimately are going to ░░░░░░░░ American jobs And generally ░░░░░░░░ I love this country ░░░░░░░░ I m very concerned ░░░░░░░░ where we are going ░░░░░░░░ Fair points And all ░░░░░░░░ respect but keep in ░░░░░░░░ on all these issues ░░░░░░░░ would be joining a ░░░░░░░░ that has at least ░░░░░░░░ officially declared but a ░░░░░░░░ of U S senators ░░░░░░░░ governors who are throwing ░░░░░░░░ hats into the ring ░░░░░░░░ would you measure up ░░░░░░░░ them in light of ░░░░░░░░ issues you re talking ░░░░░░░░ If we re talking ░░░░░░░░ international trade issues national ░░░░░░░░ threats facing this country ░░░░░░░░ how would you make ░░░░░░░░ credible case to voters ░░░░░░░░ you should be the ░░░░░░░░ in chief AVENATTI Jim ░░░░░░░░ of the experience in ░░░░░░░░ world isn t going ░░░░░░░░ be worth anything if ░░░░░░░░ can t beat this ░░░░░░░░ And I ll tell ░░░░░░░░ this I think that ░░░░░░░░ Trump is an exceptional ░░░░░░░░ I think he has ░░░░░░░░ good political instincts And ░░░░░░░░ think he should not ░░░░░░░░ underestimated And if you ░░░░░░░░ to know how he ░░░░░░░░ up against traditional politicians ░░░░░░░░ long track records and ░░░░░░░░ voting records all you ░░░░░░░░ to do is look ░░░░░░░░ the 15 that s ░░░░░░░░ one not two 15 ░░░░░░░░ that he beat on ░░░░░░░░ run to the White ░░░░░░░░ Bottom line is there ░░░░░░░░ two questions Number one ░░░░░░░░ can beat this guy ░░░░░░░░ number two will they ░░░░░░░░ better than he is ░░░░░░░░ they are elected Those ░░░░░░░░ the only two questions ░░░░░░░░ my view that matter ░░░░░░░░ I want the read ░░░░░░░░ tweet of your own ░░░░░░░░ just from Sunday so ░░░░░░░░ days ago You said ░░░░░░░░ following then I m ░░░░░░░░ flattered by the suggestions ░░░░░░░░ I attempt to become ░░░░░░░░ attorney general or run ░░░░░░░░ the house or Senate ░░░░░░░░ I have zero interest ░░░░░░░░ those jobs None I ░░░░░░░░ t want to become ░░░░░░░░ career politician We have ░░░░░░░░ many as it is ░░░░░░░░ a change in 72 ░░░░░░░░ What led to the ░░░░░░░░ AVENATTI No It s ░░░░░░░░ a change I didn ░░░░░░░░ say that I wasn ░░░░░░░░ going to challenge the ░░░░░░░░ For the presidency of ░░░░░░░░ united States Bottom line ░░░░░░░░ Jim is if he ░░░░░░░░ re elected this country ░░░░░░░░ in a world of ░░░░░░░░ In a very very ░░░░░░░░ place People are upset ░░░░░░░░ the potential that he ░░░░░░░░ going to nominate a ░░░░░░░░ Court justice to replace ░░░░░░░░ Kennedy Let me tell ░░░░░░░░ something The next president ░░░░░░░░ the united States whoever ░░░░░░░░ after 2020 likely will ░░░░░░░░ a chance to appoint ░░░░░░░░ if not three additional ░░░░░░░░ Court justices That is ░░░░░░░░ big deal for the ░░░░░░░░ of this country.”
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