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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 BloombergBiden's great challenge: Build an economy for long-term prosperity and security The secret weapon in Biden's fight against climate change Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' 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 TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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 WarrenThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year MORE at 15 percent support, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE at 18 percent support and Sen Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care MORE (I-Vt.) leading the pack at 22 percent support.

However, he did edge out former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE – who currently has the most state delegates since the Iowa and New Hampshire contests – by two points.