Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael BloombergThe Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 spending wars | Biden looks to clean up oil comments | Debate ratings are in Biden breaks all-time television spending record Trump squeezed by cash crunch in final election sprint MORE said in an interview set to air Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE should be impeached after originally opposing the move. 

"I think it's a very serious thing but it — and I was before opposed to it but after looking at all of the evidence, I think yes. Sad, but yes," Bloomberg told CBS News's Gayle KingGayle KingGayle King says 'actions speak louder than words' after Trump racism comments Kentucky attorney general asks for evidence in Breonna Taylor case to remain sealed Breonna Taylor's boyfriend: 'I never thought it was the police' at door MORE on Thursday. 

Bloomberg added that he does not believe Trump fully understands what it means to be an elected official. 


"He does not seem to understand that he is an elected official whose job it is to work for the public rather than for himself," the former New York City mayor said. 

Bloomberg formally entered the crowded Democratic primary field last month with the intention of focusing on the Super Tuesday states instead of Iowa and New Hampshire. 

Trump has attacked Bloomberg since his late entry into the race, dubbing him "mini Mike Bloomberg" after his campaign said it would not credential Bloomberg News reporters at future Trump campaign events. 

Bloomberg's comments come after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Following debate, Biden hammers Trump on coronavirus | Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives | Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight On The Money: Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight | Landlords, housing industry sue CDC to overturn eviction ban Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight MORE (D-Calif.) announced that the House will move ahead with impeaching Trump, saying their investigation revealed that his actions in dealing with Ukraine violated the Constitution. 

"The president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution," Pelosi said. "Our democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act."