The newest billionaire to enter into the Dem process to pick the nominee is Bloomberg.
And as usual our president has to take to Twitter to insult his opponents and a fellow billionaire is no exception…
With Michael Bloomberg in the 2020 race, Bloomberg News reporters are out. That’s the upshot of an announcement from the Trump 2020 campaign, which says it will not provide credentials to any journalists from the news outlet who are seeking to cover Trump campaign events. Axios reports the decision comes after Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait updated the newsroom policy for the duration of the primary season to “not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation)” per its longtime approach, and would “extend the same policy” to the other 2020 Democratic contenders. The Trump administration, however, would still be treated as fair game as is it “the government of the day.”
A statement from campaign manager Brad Parscale on Bloomberg News’ “troubling and wrong” decision reads in part, “As President Trump’s campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly. Presented with this new policy from Bloomberg News, our campaign was forced to determine how to proceed.” He says the campaign’s policy won’t change until “Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision.” Fox News reports Micklethwait had this response: “The accusation of bias couldn’t be further from the truth. We have covered Donald Trump fairly and in an unbiased way since he became a candidate in 2015 and will continue to do so despite the restrictions imposed by the Trump campaign.”
All his, Trump’s, nastiness and insults have done little to tamp down the Bloomberg machine….actually after the Trump Tweets and a massive ad campaign Bloomberg has risen to 5% in the polls well two polls for now……
Michael Bloomberg hasn’t been able to buy frontrunner status in the Democratic race, but his massive advertising spend hasn’t gone entirely to waste, according to two new polls. A Hill/HarrisX poll puts the former New York City mayor at 6% among likely Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters, ahead of Kamala Harris but behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. A Morning Consult poll has Bloomberg at 5%, which puts him in a tie for fifth place with Harris. The bump comes after a $30 million ad spend in the space of a week, believed to be the biggest in presidential primary history, though New York notes that Bloomberg still has the highest unfavorability rating in the field at 29%, according to Morning Consult.
This all just shows me that money can purchase a lot of support…..so is it possible for a candidate to buy the nomination?
Right now it would appear so.
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