“The New York Times” announced, on Sunday, July 24, 2016, Michael Bloomberg is expected to endorse the Presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. The convention is set to be held during the week of July 25, in Philadelphia, Pa. His announcement came as a surprise since Bloomberg left the Democratic Party in 2000.
Bloomberg was a Republican when he was elected the Mayor of New York City. However, he subsequently registered as an Independent. He decided to pass up his own run for the 2016 presidential election. Bloomberg explained, he is dedicated to the defeat of the Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump.
Bloomberg has been referred to as the nation’s leading independent and a pragmatic entrepreneur who has been critical of Trump. It is unusual for a representative of a different party to address the nation at the Democratic National Convention. Bloomberg was pleased with Clinton’s choice in Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.
Bloomberg argued, Kaine is a strong gun supporter and would help Clinton win the general election in November. Bloomberg is dedicated to the defeat of Trump because he viewed him as a “threat to American security.” Bloomberg clarified the threat by explaining Trump is dividing the people of the United States and jeopardizes our moral leadership around the world.
Written by Kristina Lasher
Edited by Cathy Milne
The New York Times: Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton
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