Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is about to receive a huge endorsement during the party’s convention, giving her campaign a huge boost. Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, is expected to announce his support for Clinton in a prime-time address, according to New York Times.
A surprising endorsement? Definitely!
This is definitely an unexpected move, considering that Mr. Bloomberg has been a Democrat since 2000, was elected as mayor as a Republican, and finally becoming an independent, considering to run for presidency this year.
Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement confirms once again that despite having an impressive number of supporters, a big number of important figures want to see the Republican defeated.
With such an important figure supporting her, Hillary Clinton is trying to reach voters who are still undecided, as well as moderate Republicans, who don’t consider Donald Trump as the best choice for their party.
As for Mr. Bloomberg’s announcement, he will vouch for Hillary Clinton “from the perspective of a business leader and an independent,” said Howard Wolfson, one of his senior advisers.
“As the nation’s leading independent and a pragmatic business leader, Mike has supported candidates from both sides of the aisle,” Mr. Wolfson added. “This week in Philadelphia he will make a strong case that the clear choice in this election is Hillary Clinton.”
The Democrats also have a billionaire businessman on their side now!
Even more, Michael Bloomberg, well known for being a billionaire media executive and philanthropist, will definitely counter Donald Trump’s pitch, as the Republican nominee is also relying on his business background.
The independent is expected to speak at the Democrat National Convention this Wednesday, the same evening as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton have a good working relationship, started when he was mayor and she a senator from New York.