Mike Bloomberg Spends $10 Million On Super Bowl Ad To F–k With Trump

Mike Bloomberg Spends $10 Million On Super Bowl Ad To F–k With Trump

Does Michael Bloomberg have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the Democratic nomination? On the one hand, the billionaire and former New York City mayor is gaining in the polls. On the other, he’s solidly in fifth place, behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg, based on a RealClearPolitics average of national Democratic polling. In other words, who the hell knows. One thing that’s crystal clear, though? Should Bloomberg make it to the general election, he’ll spend the entirety of the proceeding five months, and untold millions, with a singular focus: trolling the s–t out of Donald Trump, an initiative we’ll get a preview of come Super Bowl Sunday.

Rather than beat around the bush re: its intentions, Bloomberg’s own campaign told the New York Times, of the 60-second, $10 million ad spot it bought to air during the game: “The biggest point is getting under Trump’s skin.” By “taking the fight to Trump,” spokesman Michael Frazier said, “the ad is part of Mike’s strategy of running a national campaign that focuses on states where the general election will be decided, parts of the country that are often overlooked.”

Mr. Bloomberg has made targeting Mr. Trump a core element of his ad strategy. Before he announced his candidacy, he pledged to spend $100 million on ads criticizing the president. And since he launched his bid, his campaign has unloaded a barrage of Facebook attack ads in general-election swing states, seeking to erode support for Mr. Trump by highlighting what Mr. Bloomberg calls broken promises on infrastructure, health care and dysfunction in Washington.

Source: VanityFair

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