Well, that’s that. After former Vice President Joe Biden’s outstanding and decisive showing during Super Tuesday, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to suspend his Presidential campaign.
Also, Bloomberg endorsed Biden.
“I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden,” said El Bloombito in a statement.
Previously, Bloomberg said he would support whoever the eventual nominee, keeping his offices opening, as well as his checkbook, to do so.
He added, “I’m immensely proud of the campaign we ran. I’m deeply grateful to all the Americans who voted for me, and to our dedicated staff and volunteers. I want you to stay engaged, active, and committed to our issues. I will be right there with you. And together, we will get it done.”
And Biden has already said he will welcome the bag.
Bloomberg threw millions of his own money (speculation puts its at $500M at least) behind campaign ads that actually made him a contender, for a minute. However, the jig was up by his first debate, where he came up lame and Elizabeth Warren called him out over his treatment of women and use of NDA. Many Black people also quickly reminded the nation of Bloomberg’s devoted support of the racist stop & frisk policy of the NYPD during his watch.
It goes without saying Twitter has plenty of commentary regarding Bloomberg’s exit.
1. Trump takes another Twitter L.
Mike Bloomberg just showed he has far more honor and integrity than Bernie Sanders.— Crazy Sexy Cool (@JustAGurLnSwedn) March 4, 2020
He dropped out of the race to get behind Joe Biden, cuz he knows beating Trump is bigger than ONE candidate.
something Bernie refused to do in 2016, which cost Hillary the election.
Some context on Mike Bloomberg’s fall. @BenjaminPDixon brought to light devastating video of Bloomberg’s horrible policing beliefs. Give him his respect.— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@Russian_Starr) March 4, 2020
It’s also true that Elizabeth Warren took him down on the debate stage on her own accord.
It’s not hard to respect both.
Mike Bloomberg, who spent $500 million+ to win American Samoa, officially drops out to complete the Democratic party’s perfectly executed order 66/code red, ending Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign & handing the nomination to Joe Biden. Remarkable to witness.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 4, 2020
Anyone who is saying @MikeBloomberg wasted money HE DID NOT! His ads have been amazing and has helped get the word out to help get trump out!— Sunflower Soul (@SunflowerSoul71) March 4, 2020
Thank you, Mike!
You're a Patriot, Mayor Bloomberg. Thank you for your hard fight. Now we help win the Nomination for Joe then take the battle to Trump. The Republic Stands. #Biden2020— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) March 4, 2020
It’s honestly a compliment that @MikeBloomberg endorsed against @BernieSanders on the way out the door.— Lauren Ashcraft 🌹 (@VoteAshcraft) March 4, 2020
If a racist, sexist billionaire liked the direction we are fighting to take our country in, I’d have a lot of questions.
Bloomberg is OUT of the presidential race after spending a half a billion dollars.— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) March 4, 2020
He could have provided clean water to Flint but he wasted it on this.
Confirmed: Mike Bloomberg is out of the race to be the Democrat nominee.— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) March 4, 2020
His was an historic campaign in the sense that it was biggest waste of $500,000,000 in history
Bloomberg is out, but don't forget: "Mike has started the gen election now on behalf of Dems and is doing things that are not designed to benefit his candidacy but are meant to weaken the president so when there is a nominee we can replace him” @ksheekey https://t.co/kIukaqAw2D— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) March 4, 2020