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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, considering presidential run, charts path as a fighter

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, considering presidential run, charts path as a fighter

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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the California lawyer who’s built a national profile representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, urged Democrats Friday to “fight fire with fire” with a no-holds-barred battle with President Trump — one he is considering leading himself as a candidate for president in 2020.

Saying too often Democrats have shirked from the challenge of opposing Trump, Avenatti at one point even struck a clear contrast with arguably the most popular figures in the Democratic Party, Michelle Obama. The president may be the “worst president in history,” but he won the office in part because of his fighter’s mentality.

“I believe that the Democratic Party must be a party that fights fire with fire,” he told hundreds of Iowa Democrats at the annual Wing Ding Dinner. “When they go low, I say we hit harder.