Mark Steyn reacted to Tucker Carlson's raucous interview with Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels.

Avenatti, 47, contended that President Trump was lying about payments made to Daniels, and has warred with Carlson on social media until their face-to-face interview Thursday evening.

Steyn said he was taken aback by Avenatti's "undertone of moralizing" in his criticism of Trump during Carlson's interview.

"Either you get to be a libertarian on this stuff or be an evangelical on it but you can't be both," Steyn said, referencing Avenatti's representation of Daniels.

He called it "particularly absurd" that Avenatti has apparently become "far more famous" than his client.

"Only in America," he said. "Normally in sex scandals, the person having the sex becomes famous... In contemporary America, the lawyer representing the person having the sex is more famous."


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Carlson and Steyn lamented the fact that while Avenatti was wearing an expensive suit and getting primetime TV appearances, Daniels has been working at strip clubs in small towns across America. 

"They are both trying to figure out a way to monetize the case," Steyn said, adding that Daniels will be left "with nothing to show for this" compared to her lawyer.

Carlson added that, in the end, "the only ones who thrive are the lawyers -- the parasites."

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