Michael Avenatti: Tucker Carlson Was ‘Entirely Unprofessional’ During Interview

Stormy Daniels‘ attorney Michael Avenatti sat down with CNN’s Brian Stelter this morning to discuss his sparring match with Tucker Carlson mere days ago. To recap: after months of verbal sparring online and on TV, the two men finally faced off in an interview that went off the rails right away. Avenatti even asked Carlson at one point if he watches porn. And then, of course, there were all the chyrons calling Avenatti the “creepy porn lawyer,” despite Avenatti’s request beforehand. Today Stelter asked why he went on in the first place, noting that many Democrats don’t go on Fox News. “If you’re gonna be a fighter and you’re gonna fight for the future of this country and lead the Democratic party,” Avenatti said, “then you can’t be ducking fights. And frankly, sometimes you have to go into the belly of the beast.” He did call Carlson “entirely but said he believes he came out of the interview victorious:
“Tucker looked terrible coming out of that interview. I mean, he constantly spoke over me. I thought the use of the ‘creepy porn lawyer’ at the bottom of the screen, which I was not aware of at the time otherwise I would’ve called him out on it––I thought that was completely unprofessional and uncalled for. And I think that Tucker lost whatever modicum of respect as a journalist he had left as a result of that interview.”

You can watch the video above, via CNN. [image via screengrab]

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