Tucker Carlson calls Michael Avenatti ‘creepy porn lawyer’ in ‘trainwreck’ interview (VIDEO)
Carlson invited Avenatti to appear on his primetime show Thursday night, ostensibly to discuss Avenatti’s rumored bid for president in 2020. Carlson opened by promising not to refer to Avenatti as a “creepy porn lawyer.”
Trouble began moments into the interview. As Avenatti was touting his hardline anti-Russia stance, the Fox News chyron flashed up the text: “Does America want creepy porn lawyer as pres?”
Avenatti took offense, and the interview degenerated into a shouting match. Carlson accused Avenatti of exploiting Daniels – real name Stephanie Clifford – to raise his own media profile, while Daniels works in strip clubs to make ends meet. Avenatti shot back, and asked Carlson why he wouldn’t refer to Trump as the “creepy porn president,” for his alleged affair with Daniels.
“When’s the last time you saw porn?” Avenatti asked, as the interview veered into the ridiculous.
“Oh, you busted me,” Carlson replied. “Actually, I’m into humiliation porn. That’s why I watch you on CNN.”
Avenatti: When was the last time you watched porn?— Frexecution 🇺🇸 (@Frexecution) September 14, 2018
Tucker: I'm into humiliation porn. That's why I watch you on CNN.
After the show, Avenatti slammed Carlson for his “lack of professionalism,” and called Fox News “Complete garbage,” and “trash television.”
The extent there was any doubt as to the lack of professionalism of @TuckerCarlson or @FoxNews before tonight, there is no longer. What happened with the chyron tonight was a disgrace. Complete garbage - trash television. A new low.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 14, 2018
Twitter watched the showdown in awe. Some saw Avenatti “demolish” Carlson, while some saw Carlson “railroad” the porn lawyer.
Let me just say, Michael Avenatti demolishing Tucker Carlson on his trash can of a show is wonderful, but him using “creepy porn “president” will live in infamy.pic.twitter.com/6ei4uEQpgu— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 14, 2018
OMG! @TuckerCarlson just utterly humiliated & mopped the floor with @MichaelAvenatti on @FoxNews! 😂— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) September 14, 2018
Avenatti: “Do you Watch porn, Tucker?!”
Carlson: “Actually, I’m into humiliation porn. That’s why I watch you on @CNN.”
Must see TV. Tucker takes down a creepy porn lawyer. I had lunch today at The Palm in DC one table away from Avenatti and he was surrounded by other creepy people. https://t.co/9dwFoisrao— Bradley Blakeman (@BlakemanB) September 14, 2018
Look at the ticker across the screen during this Tucker Carlson/Michael Avenatti interview.— A Pluses Schatz (@emjbourne) September 14, 2018
Fox News is pure f*cking trash.
I tip my cap to @MichaelAvenatti for wiping the floor with that fat fuck kretin. pic.twitter.com/iHE1bLRMwi
Others just saw nonsensical squabbling and “stupid grandstanding.”
The Tucker Carlson Michael Avenatti interview is the perfection representation of Twitter: lots of yelling, talking past one another, ridiculousness, stupid grandstanding and makes me want to use the mute button— Evan Siegfried (@evansiegfried) September 14, 2018
Avenatti’s representation of Stormy Daniels has made the California attorney a household name. Since announcing Daniels’ lawsuit against President Trump – which alleges a nondisclosure agreement between her and the president is invalid, as he did not personally sign it – Avenatti has logged over 100 television appearances, using the airtime to rail against Trump.
Avenatti teased a potential run at the presidency in a tweet in July. Since then, the lawyer has posted a list of his policy positions - standard Democrat positions for the most part - on Twitter, and visited Iowa last week to speak at a Democratic fundraiser and “explore a run for the presidency.”
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