Avenatti: Presidential candidates should be required to take an intelligence test
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Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti on Saturday suggested that presidential candidates be required to take an intelligence exam and release the results publicly.

In a tweet, Avenatti said that candidates should take the Wonderlic test, the same exam that football players take before entering the NFL draft.

“Why shouldn’t all presidential candidates have to take the Wonderlic or a similar test and have the results published?” Avenatti tweeted. “This should be required in 2020 for all (inc Mr. Trump). We deserve to know the intelligence level of the person who wants to be our president (a big factor)!”

Avenatti is representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in her lawsuit against Trump and his former longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen.


Daniels is suing Trump and Cohen for defamation and is seeking to void a nondisclosure agreement related to an affair she claims she had with the president.

Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 shortly before the 2016 presidential election, which she says was to keep her quiet about the alleged affair.

Avenatti said earlier this week that he is also representing three other women who say they were paid hush money by Trump and Cohen.

Avenatti’s frequent media appearances and work on the high-profile case involving Daniels has prompted some to encourage him to run for president, which he said he was giving “serious thought” to.

The idea of Trump taking an intelligence test came up late last year following a report that then-Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonBiden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet With salami-slicing and swarming tactics, China's aggression continues Lawmakers to roll out legislation reorganizing State cyber office MORE called the president a “moron.”

The president then suggested during an interview that he and Tillerson should “compare IQ tests.”

“And I can tell you who is going to win,” Trump said.