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Mike Bloomberg: I’d Support Bernie Sanders Over Trump



As Sen. Bernie Sanders rises in national and early state polls, Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said he would support Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over President Trump in November if the progressive lawmaker is his party’s nominee.

“I don’t agree with him on virtually anything,”

Bloomberg told Axios in an interview on Monday that while he has policy disagreements with Sanders, “I have committed to support the Democratic candidate because I find Trump so unsuited for the job.”

Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, added that he “would hope” Sanders would “change some of his policies,” if he did win.

A RealClearPolitics average of Iowa polls shows Sanders leading the field at 23 percent, a 3.3-point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden. The results of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses were delayed after reporting issues, according to the state party.

The results will be released some time Tuesday, the party said.

Bloomberg skipped the Iowa caucuses, and will be opting out of running in the next three nominating contests in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Instead, the billionaire is focusing his self-funded campaign on the Super Tuesday states.

Despite his late entry in the race, Bloomberg is currently fourth in the Democratic field, with 8 percent support nationally, according to a RealClearPolitics average of recent polls.