Avenatti says his chances of beating Trump in 2020 "have only gone up"

“I think the field is shaping up to be even more advantageous for someone like me, not less,” Avenatti told Politico in an article published Sunday. “I think my chances have only gone up, not gone down.”

Avenatti elaborated in an email to The Hill, saying he is “still seriously considering” running for president.

“If the Democrats think they can beat Donald Trump without taking him on directly and aggressively, they are kidding themselves,” Avenatti said in the email. “Unfortunately, many of the likely candidates are simply not tough enough or battle tested enough to beat him.”