Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager said on Wednesday, Nov.27, in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that his boss’s decision to launch the 2020 presidential campaign was because the impeachment inquiry against President Trump was ensuring his re-election.
Kevin Sheekey, Bloomber’s business and political adviser said, “The impeachment proceedings are making the president’s re-election more likely, not less likely.”
“I worry a lot that we’re setting ourselves here to impeachment, acquittal, and re-election of the president,” added Sheekey, suggesting that the Democrats were helping Trump rather than hurting him.
Sheekey also explained that the impeachment inquiry was threatening the re-election of Democrats in the undecided states, warning that President Trump has “a pretty clear shot” at winning the six key states, which are: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona.
Michael Bloomberg is the latest billionaire to jump into the 2020 race. Why now? His campaign manager tells me Bloomberg thinks if he doesn't, Trump will win. In particular, "the impeachment proceedings are making the president's re-election more likely, not less likely." pic.twitter.com/bU3k1vxOGt
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) November 27, 2019
As for Bloomberg’s last-minute decision to run for president, the campaign manager said, “He thinks that if he doesn’t get in this race and actually shake it up, Donald Trump is slated to win,” according to the National Review.
Bloomberg joined the presidential race last Thursday, Nov. 21, and began his campaign Sunday by buying $37 million worth of ads, which led opponents of the same party to say he was attempting to “buy the election.”
“Telling billionaires they can come and buy elections, that does not make democracy work,” said senator and Democratic Party presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
On the other hand, the race for the presidency of now-candidate Michael Bloomberg has already begun to take political action after the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News announced that they pledged not to investigate any of the Democratic candidates, but would instead continue to investigate Trump’s government.