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Avenatti’s interview with Tucker Carlson was odd.

An interview between Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson devolved Thursday night, with the attorney claiming the host should refer to President Donald Trump as a “creepy porn president.”

The quip came in the midst of the oft-heated interview that was marked by both men talking and shouting over each other. Avenatti also slammed Carlson for his coverage of Daniels—who claims she had an affair with Trump. Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, said the president ordered him to pay Daniels $130,000 to buy her silence about the affair ahead of the 2016 election. Cohen also pled guilty to two campaign finance violations.

During the interview, Carlson’s show referred to Avenatti as a “creepy porn lawyer” on tags throughout it, giving him ample ammunition for his jab at the president.

“Let me ask you a question,” Daniels’ attorney said. “Why is it that you don’t call Donald Trump the creepy porn president? He’s the one that had sex with a four-month-old son at home with my client without a condom… So he’s lied repeatedly to the American people and you’re OK with that. You think its OK if the president lies to the American people.”

The conversation continued:

“What is the crime, the harm, the injury to your client by Donald Trump?” Carlson asked. “As far as I understand this was a consensual sexual relationship… I’m not attacking stormy Daniels, I feel sorry for her.”

“You’ve attacked her for six months,” Avenatti responded.

Carlson also said he believed the attorney was “exploiting” Daniels, saying she had to work at “strip clubs in little towns” while he was “wearing a $1,000 suit.”

Avenatti said his client wants to perform at the clubs.

“She wants to, Tucker. This is America, and guess what? If a woman wants to perform in a strip club she does so even though people like you demean her,” he shot back.

After the interview, Avenatti claims Carlson lied to him over “name-calling,” pointing out the host’s choice of chryon.

You can watch the entire interview here.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

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).

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