Michael Avenatti is a busy, busy man.
The fiery attorney is still deep in the trenches of the defamation lawsuit against president Trump waged by Trump’s former mistress and adult film superstar Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford. Because of the slow pace of the American legal system, the case is at a bit of a standstill, so Avenatti should be taking a well-deserved break.
But he’s not.
Instead, Avenatti has decided to lend his legal expertise to mothers separated from their children at the border, leaping over the issuance of a simple tweet, even going beyond making a financial contribution and taking much needed action.
After a day wrought with more lies pouring forth from faces new and old in Trump’s White House about the origin and implementation of this policy, Avenatti issued a tweet laying out his plans to help those innocent children:
“We will be mtg [sic] with mothers tmrw [sic] at detention centers in Texas in an effort to reunite them with their children.”
Avenatti didn’t just speak of his Tuesday plans, though: he also hammered down hard and Trump and the true mastermind behind this particularly malicious move, the walking forehead Stephen Miller:
“I wonder if Mr. Trump or Mr. Miller have ever even been to a detention center or if instead, they just issue draconian policies from their tower in Washington.“
We will be mtg with mothers tmrw at detention centers in Texas in an effort to reunite them with their children. I wonder if Mr. Trump or Mr. Miller have ever even been to a detention center or if instead, they just issue draconian policies from their tower in Washington. #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 19, 2018
Avenatti makes a very important choice to include Miller in his tweet. In spite of a few exposes done on the Los Angeles native and his legacy of racism which came out in the aftermath of last year’s Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA, many people forget that he exists.
More importantly, they forget just how influential 32-year-old Stephen Miller is in all of Trump’s biggest decisions on immigration. He basically wrote the Muslim ban of 2017, and was extremely influential in the effective defeat of DACA, a policy Trump allowed to lapse late last year on Miller’s suggestion.
While Trump may be the physical incarnation of evil on this earth, he’s not the only demon in the White House worthy of criticism. The media should follow in Avenatti’s footsteps and begin including Stephen Miller in their reporting so that his forehead is forever tied to this atrocity just as Trump’s long wisp of hair will be.
Also, Avenatti as a lawyer has yet to fare well for Trump, so his insertion into this debate might be just the kindling needed to burn this administration to the ground.