CNN’s Chris Cillizza is out with a head-scratcher on Michael Avenatti, saying that his “boomlet” and announcement that he’s not running for president somehow means that Dem voters want a candidate just like the porn lawyer in 2020:

The Avenatti boomlet, such as it was, was more proof of something that has become increasingly clear over the past 18 months: In the eyes of the Democratic base, there is no such thing as too far, too low or too mean when it comes to Trump. They believe so deeply that Trump has debased the culture that there is nothing that can be off-limits in the campaign to oust him. Nothing.

Guys, if you’re going to go to the trouble of dragging CNN’s Chris Cillizza and calling out his dopey theory, at least tag him in your tweets. But this is still hilarious nonetheless.

Washington Post’s Dave Weigel:

From NBC News’ Alex Seitz Wald:

Matthew Gertz, Media Matters:

Pollster Matt McDermott:

Ryan Grim, The Intercept:

Axios’ Sam Baker:

NBC News’ Benjy Sarlin:

HuffPost’s Ariel Edwards-Levy:

And evergreen from Obama Bro Jon Favreau:

Wow. We almost feel sorry for him. Almost.



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