Democratic 2020 presidential prospects just can’t resist channeling Michelle Obama — for better or for worse.
The latest modification of the former first lady’s 2016 Democratic National Convention speech comes from former Attorney General Eric Holder. At a recent campaign event for Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, Holder co-opted Obama’s words, saying, “Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When [Republicans] go low, we kick them.”
Avenatti is the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with President Trump. Like Holder, Avenatti has been discussed as a potential Democratic candidate for president. Avenatti’s celebrity status has earned comparisons to a Trump-like anti-Trump, while Holder has said he’s “interested” in running in 2020. And, funnily enough, neither man seems to have noticed that co-opting someone’s very famous words is low enough on its own.
SOURCE: The Week – Kathryn Krawczyk