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Avenatti reportedly made the offer—a three-round mixed-martial arts fight—when speaking with NBC News and MSNBC reporter Dylan Byers.
“I’m having lunch with Michael Avenatti @MichaelAvenatti at the Vanity Fair Summit and he’s proposing a three-round mixed-martial arts fight with Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr for charity. No joke,” Byers wrote on Tuesday.
In response, Avenatti—who has been the target of Trump Jr.’s father, President Donald Trump, on numerous occasions—said his proceeds from the fight would go to “rebuilding Puerto Rico” and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
“This would be for two great causes. I’m in,” the lawyer wrote in a series of tweets. “My portion of the proceeds from the fight will be split 50% to rebuilding Puerto Rico and 50% to @RAINN. Just waiting on Bif to confirm. #Basta.”
Daniels’ lawyer also said he’d prefer if there was not any headgear worn during the fight.
“Who else is excited about Avanetti/Weiner 2020?!? It’s gonna be Carlos Dangerous,” the president’s son wrote.
Who else is excited about Avanetti/Weiner 2020?!?— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 8, 2018
It’s gonna be Carlos Dangerous. https://t.co/yLWO1D2rwx
The tweet from the president’s son was, of course, responded to.
“Bif: If I were you, the last thing I would be doing is referencing other people getting out of federal prison. Because after you are indicted, you will likely be passing them on your way in. BTW, they don’t have silver spoons or gold toilets in the joint. Buckle up Buttercup,” Avenatti wrote.
Bif: If I were you, the last thing I would be doing is referencing other people getting out of federal prison. Because after you are indicted, you will likely be passing them on your way in. BTW, they don’t have silver spoons or gold toilets in the joint. Buckle up Buttercup. https://t.co/jnDq4weHZh— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 9, 2018
This isn’t the first time the idea of fisticuffs has been proposed toward the Trump family.
Earlier this year, the president said former Vice President Joe Biden would “go down fast and hard, crying all the way” after the rumored 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he would have “beat the hell” out of the president in high school because of comments he’s made in the past about sexually assaulting women.
The hypothetical charity fight between Avenatti and Trump Jr. did catch the attention of people online.
this tweet is like douche madlibs and feels a bit like the logical conclusion of the american experiment https://t.co/XlxOm8CF7A— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) October 9, 2018
abolish the electoral college and replace it with a three-round mixed-martial arts fight https://t.co/OEWj7adDli— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 9, 2018
fuck it, lets do it https://t.co/elNJAMTLTM— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) October 9, 2018
blame this if there's a spike in Republican voter registration https://t.co/FXecg5hkLi— cristina lópez g. (@crislopezg) October 9, 2018
I mean if we are going to live in a cesspool shit circus might ad well be an entertaining one, right? https://t.co/aqwSR90pXv— Eat The Meek (@IngSocBob) October 10, 2018
Yeah, fine. I guess it is 2018. Whatever. https://t.co/L5L97lpnau— Grant Rodgers (@GrantMRodgers) October 9, 2018
he's running https://t.co/M9AQbbD3oJ— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) October 9, 2018
Honestly, who cares who wins this?
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).