Michael Bloomberg recently announced that he will be getting into the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination. He may have an uphill battle as he will not even compete in the state primaries in South Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada and Iowa.
The former New York City Mayor certainly has his fair share of supporters, though. Among those fans is legendary actor Robert De Niro who said last night that Bloomberg could be the one to defeat Donald Trump.
The actor made the comments while appearing on Stephen Colbert’s late night talk show. The host asked De Niro if he knew Bloomberg.
“A little bit, yes,” De Niro said. “I like Bloomberg. He’s an adult. He’s a grownup.”
Colbert agreed that he makes for a strong candidate, “He’s run the city for 12 years. I know there are things he did, you mentioned them on the show, but he’s done good things, and he tries to do the right thing. He’s put his money where his mouth is when it comes to climate change and certainly gun policy.”
De Niro continued, “We just have to get over the hump into calm waters and he (Bloomberg) may be the one.
The actor also praised other Democratic candidates in the race. “I love Pete Buttigieg,” he remarked. “I like so many people. But we need to get past this horrible situation.”
Colbert piped in, “Yeah, there’s a sense of urgency right now. We need to right the ship.”
You can watch the entire interview here, courtesy of CBS:
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