Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti said former Vice President Joe Biden is using his “slogan and theme” with the “make America America again” line Biden used on the campaign trail Thursday.
“I used it throughout the US when I was exploring a run. Including in Iowa and at the Wing Ding last year. A supporter of mine even made a video centered on the message. It was my slogan and theme,” Avenatti told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a text message.
Avenatti, who briefly explored a presidential run and now faces a slew of criminal charges, did in fact use the line previously.
He closed an August 2018 speech at the annual Iowa Wing — a frequent stop for potential presidential candidates — by saying, “we will make America America again.”
Fox News carried Biden in Ottumwa live, and Trump had AF1 TVs on Fox.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 11, 2019
Biden said Trump, who criticizes people in “bizarre” “damaging” ways, is threat to values of decency, honor.
Biden: “Let’s make America America again” and 4 years of Trump will be viewed as an aberration. pic.twitter.com/RnOC0Ew4P5
Avenatti reportedly told the Daily Caller that since he won't be using the slogan someone should because of how good of a slogan it is.
Michael Avenatti takes a shot at Biden for saying today in Iowa “Let’s Make America America Again.”— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) June 11, 2019
Avenatti used the same phrase a number of times during his brief flirt with a 2020 run of his own before facing a string of legal issues. pic.twitter.com/9qcmZWunNX