Avenatti Challenges The President To Academic Duel — Trump Jr Drops Him With One Tweet

Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti leaves federal court in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/U.S. President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., speaks during a campaign event for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone at the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire dept. in Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania, U.S. March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti issued a direct challenge to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, suggesting that they compare grades from “Penn” (University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School), where both men were enrolled at different times.

Avenatti implied that Trump had struggled to get his degree, possibly in response to an earlier tweet from President Trump calling him a “third-rate lawyer.”

But it was Donald Trump Jr., who weighed in on Avenatti’s challenge, suggesting instead that the two compare accomplishments since college and signing off with Avenatti’s trademark hashtag, #basta (Italian for “enough”).

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