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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 BloombergFour years is not enough — Congress should make the child tax credit permanent Biden's spending plans: Good PR, but bad politics and policy Top 12 political donors accounted for almost 1 of every 13 dollars raised since 2009: study 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 TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments 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 WarrenHillicon Valley: Broadband companies funded fake net neutrality comments, investigation finds | Twitter rolls out tip feature | Google to adopt 'hybrid work week' Warren: Trump is 'a danger to democracy' Biden backs COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers MORE at 15 percent support, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAtlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE at 18 percent support and Sen Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden campaign promises will struggle if Republicans win back Congress Biden backs COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers MORE (I-Vt.) leading the pack at 22 percent support.

However, he did edge out former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans Biden plugs infrastructure with a personal favorite: Amtrak MORE – who currently has the most state delegates since the Iowa and New Hampshire contests – by two points.