Trump blasts Avenatti as ‘low-life’ and ‘third-rate lawyer’
President Trump on Wednesday blasted Michael Avenatti as a “third rate lawyer” and a “total low-life” after the attorney revealed new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Trump tweeted.
Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2018
The president accused the attorney of simply “looking for attention” and insisted he is trying to deter people from looking into “his past record and relationships.”
“A total low-life!” Trump exclaimed.
Trump has previously avoided directly mentioning Avenatti, and Wednesday’s tweet is believed to be the first time the president has specifically criticized the lawyer on Twitter.
Avenatti earlier on Wednesday released a declaration from a client who accused Kavanaugh of attending a party where she was drugged and raped.