Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Corey Lewandowski explained why President Trump would prefer to face former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the general election in November.
“Frankly, I would rather run against Bloomberg than Bernie Sanders,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. “Because Sanders has real followers, whether you like them or not, whether you agree with them or not — I happen to think it’s terrible what he says — but he has followers.”
“You look at Bernie Sanders’ excitement on the left,” said Lewandowski during Fox Nation’s live New Hampshire primary night coverage. “He’s a true self-avowed socialist but he has a group of core supporters who have been next to him for four or five years.”
“Michael Bloomberg, by contrast, is someone who is coming late to the game, bypassed the early primary states and thinks he’s going to buy his way into the presidency,” said Lewandowski. “I think it’s a good story for the president to take on Michael Bloomberg if he’s actually going to be the nominee.”
Fox News reported last month that the Bloomberg campaign had spent $248 million to run political ads since declaring his candidacy.