As expected, following his poor performance on Super Tuesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this morning that he is bowing out of the 2020 presidential race.
He also threw his support behind Super Tuesday mega winner and former Vice President, Joe Biden.
Mayor Bloomberg released a statement Wednesday morning announcing the end of his campaign.
“Three months ago, I entered the race for President to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I am leaving the race for the same reason: to defeat Donald Trump – because it is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal more difficult,” Bloomberg announced in an email to his supporters.
He continued that “it is clear” to him the only candidate poised to defeat President Donald Trump in November is Biden.
“I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.
“I’ve known Joe for a very long time. I know his decency, his honesty, and his commitment to the issues that are so important to our country – including gun safety, health care, climate change, and good jobs.
“I’ve had the chance to work with Joe on those issues over the years, and Joe has fought for working people his whole life. Today I am glad to endorse him – and I will work to make him the next President of the United States,” Bloomberg added.
“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions. After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible – and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists,”
Bloomberg’s statement read.
“But I remain clear-eyed about my overriding objective: victory in November. Not for me, but for our country. And so while I will not be the nominee, I will not walk away from the most important political fight of my life.”
VP Biden cleaned up on Super Tuesday following resounding victories in Virginia, North Carolina, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Maine and Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma among others.