Avenatti mocks 'YUGE' protest at his Ohio speech
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Attorney Michael Avenatti mocked several protesters who demonstrated outside of his speech to Democrats in Ohio on Monday by calling the Trump supporters the "biggest protest in the history" of the state.

Avenatti, who is representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her two lawsuits against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE and Michael Cohen, remarked on Twitter that the "YUGE" protest before his speech was "very intimidating."

"YUGE protest tonight before my speech in Ohio! Biggest protest in history of Ohio! Spelling perfect and protest well organized. Very intimidating. #Basta #FightClub," he wrote, with apparent references to past popular satire of Trump. 

Photos of the protesters retweeted by Avenatti showed signs reading "Democrats for porn, Republicans for the unborn" and urging attendees at the Mahoning County Democratic Party's annual dinner to vote GOP in November's midterms.


"Hey Democrats: Had enough? Walk away, vote Republican," another message on a protester's sign read.

Avenatti has been fueling speculation about his political ambition in recent days with announcements of upcoming speaking appearances at various Democratic-linked political groups, including Monday's dinner and the upcoming 2018 Iowa Wing Ding.

The Iowa event, which features Avenatti alongside declared 2020 challengers such as Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) and Andrew Yang, describes him as a "high profile American attorney" while Avenatti himself has issued cryptic tweets about how only someone like him could defeat Trump in 2020.

“IF (big) he seeks re-election, I will run, but only if I think that there is no other candidate in the race that has a REAL chance at beating him,” Avenatti wrote on Twitter. “We can't relive 2016. I love this country, our values and our people too much to sit by while they are destroyed.”

“Be clear — only a street fighter has a chance at displacing the ‘King,’ ” Avenatti added last month. “Otherwise, this country and its principles will be in pieces and non-recognizable.”