In an interview with TIME, “creepy porn lawyer” Michael Avenatti said the Democratic nominee to run for president in 2020 should be a white man because their arguments “carry more weight.”
Yes seriously. Here’s what he said the ideal Democratic candidate should be.
‘I think it better be a white male,’ he says. He hastens to add that he wishes it weren’t so, but it’s undeniable that people listen to white men more than they do others; it’s why he’s been successful representing Daniels and immigrant mothers, he says. ‘When you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight,’ he says. ‘Should they carry more weight? Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.’
Avenatti, who is toying the idea with running for president, is himself a white male. Many of the other likely Democratic nominees — including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Corey Booker — are not male or are not white.