Bloomberg says he agrees with Trump policies on China, North Korea

Bloomberg says he agrees with Trump policies on China, North Korea
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Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned .7 billion expected to be spent in 2020 campaign despite coronavirus: report MORE on Monday said that he agreed with President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE's strategy of putting pressure on China and having open communications with North Korea.

“A lot of criticisms of Donald Trump are not his policies, it’s the way he’s doing it," Bloomberg said while speaking at a town hall event in Virginia. 

“[China] will be next super power to rival America, and we have to stand up to that,” the billionaire said.

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Bloomberg said that Trump was right to crack down on China's lax intellectual property laws and that talking with North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnNorth Korea lashes out, says US will be overshadowed by China Kim Jong Un seeks to continue bolstering North Korea's nuclear capabilities, state media says Overnight Defense: State Dept. watchdog was investigating emergency Saudi arms sales before ouster | Pompeo says he requested watchdog be fired for 'undermining' department | Pensacola naval base shooter had 'significant ties' to al Qaeda, Barr says MORE, was better than the alternative, even if the talks have failed to lead to any concrete progress.

Bloomberg made the comments during a town hall that was broadcast by Fox News. On the eve of Super Tuesday — the first time that Bloomberg, who entered the Democratic primary race late, will be on the ballot — Bloomberg at the event predicted that the Democratic convention in July would be contested, meaning that no candidate will have a majority of pledged delegates.

“Then it goes to a convention, where there’s horse-trading and everybody decides to compromise on — doesn’t even have to be one of the two leading candidates, it could be somebody that had a smaller number of delegates,” Bloomberg said.

Polls leading up to Super Tuesday have the former mayor in either second or third place in most of the 14 states and one territory that cast ballots Tuesday. Bloomberg's strategy, which has included massive ad buys in Super Tuesday states, hinges on finding success in those contests.