Billionaire businessman Mike Bloomberg won the American Samoa caucuses Tuesday night; earning approximately 4 to 6 delegates, his first in the primary process.
“Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was declared the winner of the American Samoa caucuses on Tuesday. The win was the first of the night for Bloomberg, who made his ballot box debut Tuesday after skipping the first four primaries and caucuses,” reports The Hill.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 4, 2020
“Bloomberg was endorsed by American Samoan chief Fa’alagiga Nina Tua’au-Glaude on Monday. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard‘s (D) campaign said it won two delegates from the U.S. territory. American Samoa has six pledge delegates to allocate,” adds the website.
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BLOOMSDAY: Bloomberg Campaign Spins Debate Disaster, Says Mayor Mike ‘Just Warming Up’
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 campaign was in full spin cycle Thursday; dismissing the former New York Mayor’s disastrous performance at the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Michael Bloomberg’s campaign was scrambling on Thursday to put a positive spin on the former mayor’s brutal 2020 debate-stage debut — though an insider admitted that the non-disclosure agreements Bloomberg used in the private sector remain a weak spot,” reports the New York Post.
“You know you’re a winner when you draw attacks from all the candidates,” Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey wrote in an email newsletter to supporters. “Everyone came to destroy Mike and it didn’t happen.”
“Mike Bloomberg presented himself as the leading alternative to Bernie Sanders,” wrote Sheekey. “Everyone came to get under Mike’s skin, but instead, Mike got under Bernie’s.”
“It took Mike just three months to build a stronger campaign than the rest of the field had built in more than a year,” said Sheekey. “It took him just 45 minutes in his first debate in 10 years to get his legs on the stage.
“He was just warming up last night.”
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Source: New York Post
BERNIE on BLOOMBERG: ‘Trump Will Chew Him Up and Spit Him Out’
Sen. Bernie Sanders ripped billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s disastrous debate performance on ’60 Minutes’ this week; telling Anderson Cooper Donald Trump would “chew him up and spit him out” in a head-to-head race.
“Were you surprised by how unprepared he seemed for some very basic obvious questions at a debate in Nevada?” asked Cooper.
“Yes, I was. I was. And– and– and, you know– and if that’s what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I– I think it’s quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out,” said Sanders.
“I think it’s quite likely that Trump [would] chew him up and spit him out,” Bernie Sanders tells @andersoncooper after Michael Bloomberg’s debate performance.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 21, 2020
“I am worried about an unprecedented amount of money being spent on a campaign. And– you know, we’ve never seen anything like this in American history. And I just think though that the American people will rebel against this type of oligarchic movement. We are a democracy. One person, one vote. Not a guy worth $60 billion buying an election,” he added.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.