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.
.@realDonaldTrump – you constantly brag about how smart you are. Meanwhile, I think it is obvious that you barely made it through Penn, which happens to be where I went as well. Let’s both publicly release our complete Penn transcripts on Fri. so people can compare. Agreed?
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 27, 2018
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.”
Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2018
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”).
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 27, 2018
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