NOT The Onion. This one is real.
In case you didn’t notice, this is the worst defense ever, because it then mandates this syllogism:
Every candidate for President violates the laws
Trump was a candidate for President
Therefore, Trump violated the law
Alan Dershowitz is a law professor and I’m no lawyer, but I have to think that an admission that “the accused violated the law” is probably not the optimal legal defense. Personally, I would go with “my client followed the standard precedent set by every previous President, which is clearly not in violation of any laws.” Oh, sure, that would be a lie, but it at least has a chance of working on a jury, as opposed to “my client violated the law,” which must inevitably produce the Bialystock and Bloom verdict.