Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE said in an interview set to air Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: 'I hear him complaining all the time' 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 KingThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Democrats delay convention over coronavirus Fauci dismisses death threats: 'It's my job' Zuckerberg, Gates team up to contribute M for research into coronavirus treatments 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 PelosiTop Federal Reserve official: Further coronavirus stimulus bill may not be needed Schumer: Fired inspector general will be remembered as a 'hero' Clyburn says stimulus spending oversight committee will be 'forward looking' 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."