Bloomberg Launches 2020 Campaign with Millions in Ad Buys While Campaign Manager Believes Trump is Winning

The former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg announced that he is running for President of the United States in the 2020 election. Bloomberg released a nearly 2-minute long video on his Twitter account which has the theme of rebuilding America, and that he is a jobs creator, leader, and problem solver.

According to the Daily Wire, “On Monday, CNN’s ‘At This Hour with Kate Bolduan,’ the campaign manager for former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted that President Trump’s reelection prospects right now look good, asserting, ‘Right now, Donald Trump is winning. He is winning that election.’”

The Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief  John Micklethwait sent out a letter to staffers that included “There is no point in trying to claim that covering the presidential campaign will be easy for a newsroom that has built up its reputation for independence in party by not writing about ourselves. No previous presidential candidate has owned a journalistic organization of this size.” Micklethwait added, “The place where Mike has had the most contact with Editorial in Bloomberg Opinion: our editorials have reflected his views.” 

Micklethwait later announces that many on the editorial staff will be working for the Bloomberg campaign instead of the news company. Regarding the coverage of Mike’s campaign, he states, “We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries … For the moment, our P&I team will continue to investigate the Trump administration, as the government of the day. If Mike is chosen as the Democratic presidential candidate (and Donald Trump emerges as the Republican one), we will reassess how we do that.”

That last statement has resulted in an eruption of outcries from many, including former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Media analyst at NPR Eric Deggans, and  NBC/MSNBC News Analyst Professor Howard Fineman. See their statements below:

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Many progressives are also targeting Bloomberg’s entrance into the race, specifically his commitment to spend hundreds of millions of dollars. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attacked Bloomberg after it was reported that he has reserved more than $30 million in ad buys. See his response below:

Reporter Alex Thompson of Politico tweeted out a graphic of the substantial ad buy and where the ads are being shown. See the tweet below: