Hillary Clinton said yesterday that she “watched and waited” while wondering if she would be Mike Bloomberg’s running mate.
“Would Bloomberg win the nomination, would you be his current mate?” The moderator asked during a Clinton Global Initiative event in Puerto Rico.
‘Oh no! [laughter] No. I just wait and see how this works. “Clinton, 72, answered as she laughed at the question. “I will support everyone who is the nominee, because for all the reasons you can imagine … we need a new president for our country.”
Last week, the 2016 Trump challenger refused to exclude the possibility of speaking with Ellen Degeneres. Although Hillary admitted “that probably won’t happen,” she told the host, “never say never.”
But in the last few days there has been unbridled speculation that Bloomberg, 78, is considering Clinton after Matt Drudge of Drudge Report took the unusual step of putting his name on the story. Neither party had attempted to deny the headlines until yesterday’s remarkably mild rejection in Puerto Rico.
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‘Oh no! No. I just wait and see how this works. “Hillary, 72, answered as she laughed at the question during a Clinton Global Initiative event in Puerto Rico. “I will support everyone who is the nominee … we must have a new president for our country.”
“We are focusing on the primary and debate, not VP speculation,” said Bloomberg Comm’s chief Jason Schechter in a statement on Saturday.
Bloomberg is quickly becoming DNC’s favorite and appears strong in polling and in the gambling markets as the only candidate who offers real socialist senator Bernie Sanders a real challenge.
Democratic presidential candidate former mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg, makes comments at a campaign meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on February 12
Clinton and Bloomberg are both members of the New York elite and he supported her in 2016 and said that the country must unite to “defeat a dangerous demagogue (Trump.)”
Indeed, a Big Apple match between Bloomberg and Trump seems to be even more cruel and brutal than Clinton’s lost battle in 2016 and both the former mayor of New York and the former state secretary have personal vendettas against the president.
Adding fuel to the Bloomberg-Clinton fire, Sunday it was reported that former New York mayor top Hillary ally Capricia Marshall had recruited for his 2020 campaign.
A source told PageSix that Marshall, who has worked under Bill and Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, can help Bloomberg in many ways to become more credible.
“Capricia is closely linked to the democratic political job and will give Bloomberg a stronger link to the Dem establishment, and therefore more credibility,” the source told the news site.
“She will help them convince Mike that he is not a quasi-republican after being heavily behind GOP candidates in the past.”
Hilary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg are depicted as participants in a pride parade in New York City in 2006
Former Secretary of State for the United States, Hillary Clinton (C), laughs with Paola Pagan (L) and Walter Meyer (R) of the Free Solar organization during her visit to the non-profit health center Women Helping Mothers (MAM) in Isla Verde resort in Carolina, Puerto Rico on Tuesdays
According to the source, Marshall will also be able to help Bloomberg reach women and the African-American community, “who is still not satisfied with his apologies about his stop-and-fouk policy as mayor of New York City.”
It is unclear what position Marshall would take during the Bloomberg campaign.
‘Hiring Capricia is a very smart move. She is a big problem, “the source said. Marshall has previously served both Clintons and the Obama administration.
From 1997 to 2001 she worked as a social secretary for the White House of Bill Clinton. In 2006, she served the re-election campaign of then-senator Hillary Clinton. From 2009 to 2013, Marshall worked as the chief of the United States protocol under Obama.
The news that Marshall might be participating in the Bloomberg campaign comes just a day after it was announced that the former mayor would consider making Hillary Clinton his running mate.
Polling thought the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force to compete against Trump in the White House race.
Bloomberg had approved Clinton for Trump in 2016 and said during the Democratic National Convention in July 2016 that although “there are times when I disagree with Hillary,” the country must unite to “defeat a dangerous demagogue.” The allies are depicted here with Vogue editor Anna Wintour
Former mayor of New York, Bloomberg, would even consider changing his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida because the electoral college makes it difficult for an American president and vice-president to stay in the same state
It is said that Bloomberg is even considering changing his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida – where he also has homes – because the electoral college makes it difficult for the president and vice-president to stay in the same state.
According to the Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, which provides for the election of the president and vice-president, it says that the two people could not both live in the same state as the voter.
Former first lady Clinton said she was faced with calls to become president in 2020 after losing to Trump in the 2016 elections, but she has repeatedly said she will not participate in the race.
However, she stopped denying that she was considering working with one of the Democratic candidates for vice president earlier this month.
“I never say never because I believe in serving my country, but it’s not going to happen,” she told Ellen DeGeneres.
In January, President Donald Trump made the strange assertion that Clinton Bloomberg had promised the position of Secretary of State if she was elected President in 2016 to prevent him from running four years ago.
“He had a deal with Hillary Clinton that he would become Secretary of State. It was very simple. People knew that, “Trump said during an interview on CNBC filmed on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The president then suggested that Bloomberg would be double crossed.
“Would not happen. It would go to Terry McAuliffe, “Trump said, dropping the former Governor of Virginia, who was a close friend of Clinton.
“I mean, so they played with Michael,” Trump claimed. “And – it’s a shame, but he’s spending a fortune.”
Bloomberg had approved Clinton for Trump in 2016 and said during the Democratic National Convention in July 2016 that although “there are times when I disagree with Hillary,” the country must unite to “defeat a dangerous demagogue.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg of the United States pictured in 2017 in New York
“Let’s choose a healthy, competent person with international experience,” Bloomberg said at the time.
Last week was a busy one for Bloomberg after he had to apologize for a recording that had leaked online from him flatly talking about his stop-and-fouk policy.
“Ninety-five percent of your murders – murderers and victims of murder – fit in with one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox and pass it on to all agents, “says Bloomberg in the recording.
“They are male minorities, 16 to 25. That’s true in New York. That’s right in almost every city. “
“And that’s where the real crime is. You have to get the weapons out of the hands of the people being killed. “
Trump tweeted: “WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!”
On Thursday, Bloomberg apologized for supporting the stop-and-fouk policy.
“There is one aspect of the approach that I deeply regret, the abuse of police practices called stopping and searching,” Bloomberg said.
“I have defended it for too long, looking back, because I did not understand the unintended pain that caused young black and brown families and their children back then.”
“I should have acted earlier and faster to stop it,” he continued. “I didn’t do that, and I apologize for that.”