Fading presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued to spin his disastrous Super Tuesday performance Thursday; telling reporters he’s falling behind Joe Biden because of the “corrupt political system” and “Wall Street.”
“What you’re seeing is Wall Street opening up its checkbook to Joe Biden. You’re seeing Mike Bloomberg, worth some $60 billion, prepared to support Joe Biden. And that is what a corrupt political system is,” said Sanders.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "What you're seeing is Wall Street opening up its checkbook to Joe Biden. You're seeing Mike Bloomberg, worth some $60 billion, prepared to support Joe Biden. And that is what a corrupt political system is." pic.twitter.com/DS0L9FKR4v
— The Hill (@thehill) March 5, 2020
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday; a serious blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders just days before voters in that state head to the polls.
“Working families in Michigan need a president who will show up and fight for them, and Joe Biden has proven time and again that he has our backs,” she said in a statement. “Michiganders have grit. We’re tough. We know what it’s like to be overlooked and counted out. And we know that when you get knocked down, you pick yourself up and get back to work. Joe Biden has been right there with us in the tough fights.”
“Joe Biden is the candidate we need to defeat Donald Trump in November. He’s always had our backs. Now, I’m proud to have his,” she added.
Sanders narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton during the state’s 2016 primary; beating the former Secretary of State 49% to 48%.
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Source: The Hill
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
GLOVES OFF: Bernie-Backing AOC RIPS Biden, Says He Spent ‘Years Working to Cut’ Federal Entitlements
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped former Vice President Joe Biden on social media Wednesday; accusing the long-serving Senator of “working to cut social security” and other entitlement programs.
“I don’t understand why some folks run as if the internet doesn’t exist. Joe Biden helped sell the invasion of Iraq and spent years working to cut social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He’s open to a Republican running mate. Spin it however you want, but those are the facts,” posted AOC on Twitter.
I don’t understand why some folks run as if the internet doesn’t exist.
Joe Biden helped sell the invasion of Iraq and spent years working to cut social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He’s open to a Republican running mate.
Spin it however you want, but those are the facts. https://t.co/3XcVKsrB5T
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 22, 2020
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s big investment in the 2020 race for the White House appears to be paying off, with new national polls showing the former New York City Mayor rising to fourth place.
“The former mayor’s showing in the poll represents an increase of 4 points since a Monmouth survey conducted in December and the highest he’s registered in a national poll since jumping into the race late last year,” reports Politico.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the pack with 30 percent, up 4 points from a month ago. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in second, rising 2 points to 23 percent, followed by Warren, who dropped 3 points to 14 percent,” adds the website.
Bloomberg trails the top three candidates at 9%.
The former Big Apple Mayor’s campaign touted the numbers Wednesday, pointing out the billionaire has yet to appear in a single televised presidential debate alongside his Democratic challengers.
Read the full report at Politico.