Michael Avenatti, a 2020 candidate for President in the Democrat party, attempted to scam voters out of money meant for Senate candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.
Avenatti, who rode to fame as the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, has endorsed O’Rourke in his tough campaign against Republican Ted Cruz.
He got a little overzealous with that support on Thursday, mocking Cruz and tweeting out a link where Beto fans could donate to the cause.
“Lyin’ Ted Cruz is attacking me because I am supporting Beto,” Avenatti wrote. ‘Help us send the liar back home to Canada (sorry Canada) – chip in for Beto now.”
Fans of Beto were quick to spot a scam, calling Avenatti out for sharing a contribution page that would split the donation between O’Rourke’s campaign and his own PAC.
The link defaults to diverting half of any donation made to “The Fight PAC,” which would be a direct violation of a pledge made by O’Rourke himself.
During an interview on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the Texas Democrat claimed: “I don’t take a dime of PAC money – no corporations, no special interests.”
Avenatti tweets “chip in for Beto now” with an ActBlue link. But unless his followers click on that link in the text, they might not realize that only half of their donation is actually going to Beto. The other half goes to Avenatti’s PAC. pic.twitter.com/dNA1enZR7G
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 11, 2018
Avenatti has been one of a very few Democrats to openly state his desire to run against President Trump in 2020.
Trying to piggyback off of Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is an indication that Avenatti has one singular obsession – defeat Trump and by extension, destroy everything he has done to make America great again.
He doesn’t care if he has to scam gullible Democrats in order to achieve that goal.
Earlier this year, Avenatti told his colleagues that they “owe it to voters to be honest about their intentions regarding 2020,” and if not, they “are deceiving voters.”
Supporters for Beto didn’t hold back in denouncing Avenatti’s own deception.
“Scumbag Michael pretending to raise money for O’Rourke, and it’s only in the small print that the money goes to him too,” one follower wrote.
It seems as if liberals are souring to the creepy porn lawyer’s used car salesman schtick of late.
Avenatti has been widely viewed as a catalyst for turning around perception of the Democrat smear of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, by jumping the shark and trotting out a train wreck client who had ridiculous claims tying the judge to ‘gang rapes.’
It was so over-the-top, he inadvertently created sympathy for Kavanaugh.
CNN’s Jake Tapper Presses Avenatti On “Really Egregious Lack Of Specificity” In Kavanaugh Allegations pic.twitter.com/KH8ij49nmd
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 26, 2018
When CNN calls you out for being slimy and liberal fans of Beto do the same for your shady donation scheme, you know you’re pretty much scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Democrats would do well to distance themselves from this clown.
Avenatti, after being called out for his scam, has since deleted the tweet in question.
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