Avenatti added to Iowa event featuring 2020 candidates

Avenatti added to Iowa event featuring 2020 candidates
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Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her legal fight 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 his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was added Thursday to the list of scheduled speakers at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, a favorite spot for potential presidential contenders.

Avenatti was added Thursday morning to the event's website, which describes him as a "high profile American attorney" alongside declared 2020 challengers such as Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyGabbard cites ‘concerns’ about ‘vagueness’ of Green New Deal Delaney: ‘We should not put up a candidate who embraces socialism’ Delaney: 2020 Dem primary a choice between socialism and a 'more just' form of capitalism MORE (D-M.D.) and Andrew Yang, as well as potential candidate Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanTim Ryan ‘seriously considering’ 2020 bid Baseball legend Frank Robinson, first black manager in MLB, dies at 83 House Democrat warns ethics committee about Steve King promoting white nationalism website MORE (D-Ohio).

The group did not issue a statement coinciding with Avenatti's addition to the roster, but retweeted a message from the attorney declaring that he was "extremely honored" to be added to the list of speakers.

A request for comment to the event's organizers from The Hill was not immediately answered. Avenatti has previously suggested that he is considering a run for president in 2020 to oppose Trump, whom he has stated will be brought down by the multiple investigations surrounding his campaign and former associates.


“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 earlier this month. “We can't relive 2016.  I love this country, our values and our people too much to sit by while they are destroyed.”

Avenatti has also suggested that only a "street fighter" such as himself would have a shot against Trump in 2020, as the president's aggressive campaign style shocked many in 2016 and was credited by some for his eventual victories in the GOP primary and the general election.

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

The 2015 Iowa Wing Ding was attended by all three major Democratic candidates of that presidential cycle: former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Trump pushes to speed up 5G rollout | Judge hits Roger Stone with full gag order | Google ends forced arbitration | Advertisers leave YouTube after report on pedophile ring 4 ways Hillary looms over the 2020 race Hillary Clinton met with Biden, Klobuchar to talk 2020: report MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersKamala Harris: Trump administration ‘targeting’ California for political purposes Harry Reid says he won’t make 2020 endorsement until after Nevada caucus Gillibrand to appear on Fox News Monday night MORE (I-Vt.), and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.