‘He’s got a fearlessness. And he’s a fighter. I think he’ll go through a lot of that field, if he decides to stick with it, like a scythe through grass.’
That’s Republican strategist and former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon sharing his thoughts with Bill Maher on the prospect of Michael Avenatti making a run at the White House in 2020.
“If Bernie Sanders had an ounce of Avenatti’s fearlessness, he would’ve been the Democratic nominee, and we would have had a much tougher time beating him,” Bannon continued. “Now, I don’t believe a professional politician is going to be there at the end of the day. I’ve always said it’s going to be someone like Oprah, or Avenatti, or somebody that’s more media-savvy that’s going to be there.”
Maher and Bannon don’t agree on much of anything when it comes to politics, but on the idea of Avenatti making a stir on the campaign trail, they do. “He could be the Trump of 2020, the guy who’s the outsider, who blows through the regular politician because he looks different,” Maher said.
Avenatti, of course, is the attorney for both adult film star Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick, one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers.
Watch the full interview:
Meanwhile, Avenatti keeps firing away at Trump: