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Democratic Sen. Blumenthal: ‘I Would Not Support Michael Avenatti for President’

On Thursday,  Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti announced he was considering a run for the White House.

“I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States,” Avenatti first told the Des Moines Register on Thursday. He also spoke to the media from the Iowa fairgrounds — a familiar stomping grounds for presidential wannabes —  where he said he was “serious about considering” a run for president in 2020.

Responding to Avenatti’s announcement,  CNN host Erin Burnett first played a clip of Avenatti talking about how serious he was about his consideration.

Then, turning to the panel, she said simply “okay” before Frank BruniNew York Times columnist, noted that he is not sure if he “believes that at all” because of Avenatti’s penchant for manipulating the media.

Then, turning to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Burnett asked, “would you support a Michael Avenatti?”

Blumenthal replied, “I would not support Michael Avenatti for President of the United States,” before adding he would not support him for any office unless “he can demonstrate some knowledge of the issues” and something other than “showmanship.”

Watch above, via CNN

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