President Trump weighed-in on billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s sudden exit from the 2020 race Wednesday; saying it goes to show that you can’t simply “buy” an election in the United States of America.
“I think Joe has an easier path right now. I see ‘Mini Mike’ just got out. He’s going to try and save face… One thing this whole thing has shown is that you can’t buy an election, it’s a beautiful thing. Steyer put in $250-300 million and now who knows where he is. He’s home probably licking his wounds,” said the President.
“Bloomberg probably put in a billion dollars. Sometimes you just don’t have what it takes… It’s going to be very interesting,” he added.
President Trump: "One thing this whole thing has shown is that you can't buy an election, it's a beautiful thing. Steyer put in $250-300 million and now who knows where he is." pic.twitter.com/f8fojSmgtQ
— The Hill (@thehill) March 4, 2020
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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.
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BLOOMBERG OUT: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday morning after a poor performance during Super Tuesday’s Democratic primaries, reports Axios.
BREAKING: Michael Bloomberg suspends campaign https://t.co/yNCVUDNe1g
— Axios (@axios) March 4, 2020
JUST IN: @CBSNews has learned Michael Bloomberg is leaving the presidential race, CBS's Tim Perry reports.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) March 4, 2020
BREAKING: Michael Bloomberg quits presidential race.
Blew nearly a billion dollars on a ludicrous vanity trip.
Worst campaign ever? pic.twitter.com/asSaNTX9lV
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 4, 2020
Bloomberg is estimated to have spent upwards of $500 million on his campaign; winning just one victory in American Samoa.
“After spending half a billion dollars and winning an estimated 31 delegates on Super Tuesday, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg ended his presidential run in the face of a stinging rejection by Democratic primary voters, two sources told CBS News,” reports CBS News.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.