'Creepy Porn Lawyer' Avenatti Tells TIME Next Dem. Presidential Nominee 'Better Be a White Male'

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Some people accidentally step into dumbass territory, while others are born with it. “Creepy porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti seems to be part of the latter category.

TIME published an interview with Avenatti on Thursday where the media whore actually said that the next Democratic nominee for president “better be a white male.”

The publication asked Avenatti what kind of person would be best to run for president in 2020.

“I think it better be a white male,” Avenatti said.

TIME’s couldn’t even believe that Avenatti said the nominee should be a “white male. The only question they could muster in response was, “Really?”

“100%,” Avenatti replied. “I don’t say that because I want it to have to be a white male. I say that because of just the realities of the situation.”

Here’s a tweet in response to the pushback Avenatti has received over his “white male” assertion:

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Avenatti’s claims that his call for a “white male” to the Democratic nominee in 2020 is, of course, because of the environment that President Trump has supposedly created. 

Avenatti also said the following in the interview:

I think Donald Trump is a very unique candidate. And I think if you run anyone other than a white male against him in 2020 — and I think a lot of people in the party agree with me on this, and I think a lot of people disagree with me — I think you are begging for a repeat of 2016. That’s what I believe. Firmly. I firmly believe that.

I can’t tell. Does he “believe” that? Tell us again, Michael.

However, the kicker to the interview was that it was actually conducted on June 25th, but TIME chose to sit on it for some reason.

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“Though the statement has struck many as inflammatory, it represents a real, if usually private, debate within the Democratic Party—one that is likely to recur as the next presidential election approaches,” TIME’s Molly Ball wrote.

That’s a pretty petty conversation to have. Instead of worrying about what color a candidate might be, maybe political parties should just focus on who the best person is for the the job? That might seem crazy to some, but it’s just a thought.

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