Avenatti 2020? 'The Five' Reacts to Attorney's First Political Ad
'Stand up. Join the fight club,' Avenatti says.
Michael Avenatti on Thursday released his first political ad, urging Americans to "join the fight club" and vote in next week's midterm elections.
The ad, which was released on Twitter and Facebook, shows a series of people say, "We the people ..." until one adds, "... are mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore."
Various individuals urge viewers to "fight" before a cut to Avenatti looking into the camera.
“Our Constitution says, ‘We the people, not, ‘Me the president,’” he says. “Stand up. Join the fight club. Use your vote as your voice on Nov. 6.”
Real people. Real important.
Use your vote as your voice and speak truth to power.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 1, 2018
The ad has sparked fresh speculation that Avenatti, who is best known for representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, intends to run as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election.
He has denied that the ad is about furthering his own political ambitions, insisting it's intended to increase voter turnout.
On "The Five" Friday, Dana Perino said she thinks Democrats are happy that Avenatti is "out front" on the 2020 speculation.
"Let him be taking all the slings and arrows ... and be the one being made fun of," she said, explaining that would give the Democratic Party time to sift through the many potential nominees.
Jesse Watters said he doesn't believe Avenatti could ever secure the Democratic nomination, but he could be a "player" at the primary debates.
"It's going to be fun to watch him throw bombs and have the audience clap and have the other kind of mainstream, establishment Democratic candidates sit there and wish they could appeal to the base," Watters said.
He added that he believes Avenatti's ad is effective because it resonates with the "rageaholic resisters" who are committed to opposing Trump at every turn.
"There's a good section of the Democratic base that really want to humiliate Donald Trump, want to bully him, want to sue him, want to go after his wife and kids and just punish him," Watters said. "And these are the people that he is speaking to."
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