Sam Donaldson pens op-ed endorsing Bloomberg for president

 Sam Donaldson pens op-ed endorsing Bloomberg for president
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Former ABC News anchor Sam DonaldsonSamuel (Sam) Andrew DonaldsonMSNBC's Nicolle Wallace says she'll 'gladly' vote for Sanders Former colleague Brit Hume on Sam Donaldson's Bloomberg endorsement: 'Never thought I'd see this' Sam Donaldson pens op-ed endorsing Bloomberg for president MORE endorsed former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergDNC books million in fall YouTube ads Former Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign MORE in a CNN op-ed Saturday.

The award-winning journalist wrote that Bloomberg has the ability to "bring people together and unite our country."

Donaldson also cites Bloomberg's record as mayor makes him equipped for the high office, saying that "he created affordable housing, improved education and reduced crime throughout the city."

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Moreover, Donaldson said, Bloomberg has the ability to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE in November, a sentiment he echoed on-air with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

"Bullies cannot bully Bloomberg," Donaldson said. "He won't be cowed by a few tweets from Trump."

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Donaldson also pointed to Bloomberg's ability to self-finance his campaign, which will let him "compete aggressively against Trump's massive political machine."

Like Trump, Bloomberg is a billionaire, though he has a larger net worth than the president, roughly $60 billion.

"He will make sure our government regains the trust of the American people, restores our standing in the world, and helps all Americans lead better and happier lives," Donaldson added.

Despite skipping the first four Democratic nominating contests, Bloomberg is picking up steam in the national polls.

The latest Economist/YouGov national poll showed Bloomberg at 12 percent, trailing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials 'looking at' offering coronavirus bonds Overnight Energy: Trump floats oil tariffs amid Russia-Saudi dispute | Warren knocks EPA over 'highly dangerous' enforcement rollback | 2019 sees big increase in methane levels in air Ex-CFPB director urges agency to 'act immediately' to help consumers during pandemic MORE at 15 percent support, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen 16 things to know today about coronavirus MORE at 18 percent support and Sen Bernie SandersBernie SandersWisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor's effort to delay election The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Trump discuss coronavirus response; Wisconsin postpones elections Wisconsin governor postpones Tuesday's election over coronavirus MORE (I-Vt.) leading the pack at 22 percent support.

However, he did edge out former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg launches new PAC to aid down-ballot candidates HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession MORE – who currently has the most state delegates since the Iowa and New Hampshire contests – by two points.