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Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg campaign, warned in an internal memo that sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont, almost unstoppable on his way to the democratic presidential nomination, unless other moderate candidates drop out before Super Tuesday.
To leave “as the race stands today, Sanders is ready to Super Tuesday, with over 400 delegates to lead his verses more competitors [Bloomberg] – includes a probably insurmountable advantage”, the first point of the Feb. 17 memo, obtained by Axios says. Fox News confirmed the authenticity of the Memos.
The memo says that if Sanders he is more on the way to excluding certain non-Bloomberg candidate to drop out, “it is all but impossible to stop him, to always be a plurality (or even majority) of the pledged delegates.”
The document goes on to the alleged weaknesses in any of Bloomberg’s moderate campaigns of the competitors before the conclusion: “When [Joe] Biden, [Pete] Buttigieg, and [Amy] Klobuchar stay in the race, although he has no way to gain appreciably delegates on Super Tuesday (and beyond), they are pushing Sanders to a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead to take away by suction, and votes [to Bloomberg].”
The democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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The memo reflects the public rhetoric from the Bloomberg campaign, which has described the democratic nomination as a two-person race between the New York billionaire and the democratic socialist from Vermont.
“A step back: this is now a 3-candidate race between [Bloomberg], Sanders, and trump. Both Sanders and Trump know that [Bloomberg] the biggest threat to their chances to win this election,” the memo’s reads the last paragraph, before he has a shot to voters, the support of President Trump, and Sanders. “If we rise up and start (hopefully) the consolidation support, it will rebound from both Sanders and trump both of the candidates themselves, but also their supporters, who share some attributes. We expect them to escalate their attacks on the [Bloomberg], our campaign staff and our Fans.”
The feud between Trump and Bloomberg has continued simmering for weeks, and on Wednesday, as Bloomberg prepared for his first presidential debate appearance.
“Is Bloomberg News damaged are going to say, what a pathetic debater Mini-Mike that he’s going to respect you our large farmers, or that he has violated campaign-Finance laws is the highest and in the dark level with ‘rewards’ that are all over the place?” Trump tweeted.
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Bloomberg’s terse reply: “the Accused says the President of what?”
Meanwhile, Bloomberg and Sanders’ campaigns are sparring over the septuagenarians’ history of heart problems. According to Sanders, said he would refuse to release more medical records, as he is already on CNN town hall Tuesday — he had claimed to have a heart attack in October — Sanders’ press Secretary Briahna joy Gray that Bloomberg “has suffered a heart attack in the past,” and argued that no one is concerned about his medical records.
“It is completely false,” the Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said in a statement.
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“Facts matter,” he continued. “This is not the way to defeat Donald Trump in November.
Gray later admitted misspoke.
Sheekey has been one of the recipients of the leaked memo, along with a senior Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson.
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.