Tucker Carlson was away on vacation last week and missed the news that Stormy Daniels' attorney might run for president.

While Mark Steyn was filling in for Carlson, attorney Michael Avenatti announced he is considering a Democratic bid to oppose President Donald Trump in 2020.

"The truth. That is my policy issue, quote-unquote," Avenatti told ABC News last week.

Carlson said Monday the downside to being a cable news host is that when he steps away on vacation, he could miss "the Creepy Porn Lawyer (Avenatti) hatching a new plot to get himself back" on television.

Avenatti, nicknamed "Creepy Porn Lawyer" by Carlson, has rebuffed repeated invitations to appear for a debate on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."

Steyn said Avenatti announced his bid at the Iowa State Fair, "which is where one goes, apparently, to find a Creepy Porn Lawyer."


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Steyn and Carlson noted that Iowa and Steyn's adopted home state of New Hampshire are the two earliest primary states -- and also places where one can find prospective candidates testing the waters.

Steyn said that, unlike some top Republican figures like Bill Kristol in 2016, he would not rule out the possibility that a television personality could become president.

"I'm not going 'Never-Porn-Lawyer' right out of the gate. You never know what can happen," Steyn said, noting Kristol was one of the first to oppose Trump and continues to be a voice for the "Never-Trump" movement.

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