Avenatti "still considering" running for president after domestic violence arrest

“I’m still considering it,” Avenatti told USA TODAY in a text message.

For months, Avenatti has been flirting with a 2020 presidential bid and in recent weeks has started building out a possible campaign and strategy if he does run. He did not answer questions about the incident but said his “first priority right now is clearing my name.”

“I will not be intimidated,” Avenatti said in a text message. “The measure of a person is how they get up when they are knocked down.”