Judge Judy: Bloomberg as president could help US heal
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Judge Judy promoted former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden's great challenge: Build an economy for long-term prosperity and security The secret weapon in Biden's fight against climate change Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE Wednesday as an ideal president to help the country heal. 

Judy Sheindlin, who goes by Judge Judy, wrote in an op-ed for USA Today Wednesday that Bloomberg is the "pragmatist" the country would need to come together again.


"An independent, tough-minded businessman, he represents our best chance to bring America together again and begin the long national process of healing," Sheindlin wrote. "Unlike those on the far the right and the far left who use their bully pulpit to divide us, he’s a pragmatist, a man who has shown time and again that he knows how to get things done and cares more about results than ideology."

Sheindlin said Bloomberg, who held the mayoral office as a Democrat, Republican and an Independent, would be a "no-nonsense president" who prioritizes listening to both sides of the aisle. She said because the Democratic Party lost the last presidential election, it needs to find the "best possible candidate to beat the incumbent." 

"But in this campaign, candidates are fighting to out-left each other with pie-in-the-sky proposals for free money and free education," she said. "Everybody gets a thousand dollars, everybody gets free college tuition. Everybody gets, everybody gets, but where does all this getting come from?"

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Sheindlin acknowledged the risk of supporting Bloomberg, but said she thinks "the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain."

"We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive," she wrote. "The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president."