Michael Avenatti has allegedly been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, according to NBC News and multiple other outlets. The attorney for Stormy Daniels was a constant cable TV news guest for months, as he built his case against President Trump. For a while some were wondering if he might make a good president.
That was until Avenatti himself started expressing interest.
It was at that point the left left Avenatti.
As news stories announced he was visiting the usual places potential presidential candidates go to get to know donors and voters, his popularity dropped.
It hit bottom around the time he announced that only a white man could take on President Trump.
“I think it better be a white male,” Avenatti told TIME.
“When you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight,” he added. “Should they carry more weight? Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.”
Avenatti's chances dropped to zero at that point. Yet he did not take the hint.
Minutes after TMZ reported Avenatti "has been arrested for felony domestic violence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ," the Vermont Democratic Party canceled scheduled events with him this weekend.
Republican operative and conservative pundit Ana Navarro cautions conservatives:
Not an Avenatti fan or foe. I find him exhausting & distracting. But, if u support Trump who has 15 allegations of… https://t.co/jLoRiyNvwt— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1542238910.0
Meanwhile, on social media, well-known political mavens from the left – Democrats, liberals, and progressives – expressed relief that Avenatti's presidential hopes had just gone up in smoke.
Actress and #MeToo Activist Alyssa Milano:
Totally disgusting. And before anyone asks me, yes, I’m disavowing Avenatti. I do not care what side he’s on. #Basta https://t.co/sHK1PggVsj— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1542237596.0
Daily KOS founder and Vox Media co-founder Markos Moulitsas:
Good. He can let go staff he was hiring for his ridiculous presidential run. https://t.co/KpuQRY7x2j— Markos Moulitsas (@Markos Moulitsas) 1542237285.0
Famous statistician Nate Silver:
Avenatti was bad news from day 1.— Nate Silver (@Nate Silver) 1542236652.0
Managing Editor, Crooks and Liars:
Looks like Michael Avenatti's 2020 run is toast. (As if it wasn't already) https://t.co/IzrAE3ubdd— Karoli 🇺🇸 (@Karoli 🇺🇸) 1542238454.0
HuffPost senior writer:
please god let this be the last time we ever have to read avenatti's name— Ashley Feinberg (@Ashley Feinberg) 1542236435.0
Writer, Scholar, Ex-Evangelical:
This is going to be an unpopular take, but I am not really surprised. The swagger, the grandstanding, the machismo,… https://t.co/E5KmJYslbh— Chrissy Stroop’s resting festive face (@Chrissy Stroop’s resting festive face) 1542236670.0
Media Matters for America Senior writer:
Avenatti realizing his destiny as an SVU episode in waiting— Simon Maloy (@Simon Maloy) 1542238785.0
More liberals disavowing Avenatti:
Avenatti for POTUS...... Or are we finally done with that????? https://t.co/qyXXKCVkSO— Lynn V (@Lynn V) 1542237269.0
@girlsreallyrule I didn’t realize it but I’d already stopped paying attention to him when he started to have a stro… https://t.co/Q2jS2tFtKq— Ｍｓ． Ｂｕｔｔｅｒｆｌｙｙｙ 💕 float like 🦋 sting like a🐝 (@Ｍｓ． Ｂｕｔｔｅｒｆｌｙｙｙ 💕 float like 🦋 sting like a🐝) 1542237537.0