Senator Lindsey Graham gave a warning for who he believes would be a tough candidate for President Trump to go up against in the general election.
That candidate is Michael Bloomberg. He told Tim Farley on The Morning Brief,
“I think he was a good mayor and I think he’s gonna be a force to be reckoned with, if you got sixty billion dollars you can tell your own story,” Graham said. “I think you’d be forced to be reckoned with, but the problem is I don’t know if the Bernie people would tolerate a Bloomberg.”
Graham also called Bloomberg’s decision to only attack Trump and not his Democratic rivals “smart.”
“That’s smart because you know the goal of the Democratic party’s to beat President Trump,” Graham said. “I’ve never seen Republicans this united, this never Trump, he’s at ninety percent in South Carolina, pretty much all over the country. He’s got Reagan like numbers and the Democratic Party is trying to find this identity between socialism, liberalism, and moderation and all the energy seems to be with Bernie. I just don’t believe the Bernie voter would accept a Bloomberg candidacy.”
I agree that it is smart because it also gives the illusion that Bloomberg in the one running against President Trump.
President Trump, on the other hand, has different feelings about going up against Bloomberg than Sen. Graham does.
“Frankly, I would rather run against Bloomberg than Bernie Sanders, because Sanders has real followers, whether you like them or not, whether you agree with them or not — I happen to think it’s terrible what [Sanders] says,” said President Trump. “Bloomberg is just buying his way in.”
“His presence is zero. He will spend his three, four, $500 million,” said Trump. “We will find out what happens.”
Trump also blasted Bloomberg for suddenly apologizing for his support of stop-and-frisk, calling it “disingenuous.”
“I support anything that we can do to get down crime and get rid of drugs,” Trump told reporters. “I think when a man is with stop-and-frisk his whole life, and then he decides to go Democrat, and he goes to a church, and he is practically crying — he looked like hell — he is practically crying, saying what a horrible thing he did. I think that’s so disingenuous.”
“When you watch — go back to the church where he apologized for everything he ever did, practically,” he continued. “And he looked pathetic. Our country doesn’t need that kind of leadership.”