New presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said there is a greater chance today of President Donald Trump being re-elected than there was before.
Bloomberg made his remarks Monday to reporters as he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination. His comments were detailed in a story by The Washington Post.
“I think that there is a greater risk of having Donald Trump re-elected than there was before,” Bloomberg said. “And in the end, I looked in the mirror and said that I just cannot let this happen.”
Bloomberg’s campaign manager, Kevin Sheekey, echoed those comments in an interview on CNN’s “At This Hour with Kate Bolduan” on Monday. The news network posted a video excerpt of the interview on one of its Twitter accounts.
"What we're focusing on is defeating Trump,” Sheekey said. “If you look at the polls, and people can’t focus on this, the general election is in six states, that's it. It's in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona. That’s the whole general election.
"Right now, Donald Trump is winning. He is winning that election, It’s very tough for people who don’t live in New York or California to understand that, but that is what’s happening.”
Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and one of the world’s richest men, announced his candidacy Sunday. He followed the announcement with a major advertising campaign in key primary states across the county.
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