In a bombshell report, sources claim that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is eyeing Hillary Clinton to potentially fill his VP slot on his ticket, should he make it that far in the race.
This did not please former Clinton aide and MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell, who claimed on “Weekends with Alex Witt” that she was “highly skeptical” of the Drudge Report’s claims. Regardless, she wasted no time in ripping Bloomberg’s campaign to shreds and comparing him to a “defective product.”
Witt begins the segment by asking Maxwell what she thinks of the report itself, whereupon Maxwell launches into a mini-rant against “the men who are running for president.”
“One of the things that’s been annoying me about this particular election cycle is when the men who are running for president speculate about women or women of color they’re going to put on the bottom of their ticket as the number two in order to help their chances,” Maxwell huffs. “Why can’t we just talk about the women themselves?”
While she goes on to claim that Clinton did say “never say never,” Maxwell confidently asserted that Clinton is “not going to run again.” She also believes that the report is to “send a signal to the folks who still love Hillary Clinton that they should take a look at Michael Bloomberg.”
It was at this point that Maxwell lit into the candidate, saying that he has “plenty of issues he needs to address,” reminding the audience that he “has not been in a debate” and has “not done a national interview on television.”
“Right now, he’s blanketing the airwaves with glossy advertisements and if millions of dollars behind advertisements didn’t work to sell products, even defective ones, they wouldn’t spend so much money on advertising,” she said pointedly.
Later in the segment, Maxwell continues her anti-Bloomberg barrage by saying: “I don’t think by accepting a deeply flawed candidate, particularly one that hasn’t debated any of the other candidates — I think we’re jumping ahead before black and brown people have an opportunity to weigh in at the ballot box.” It wasn’t long until she brought up Bloomberg’s former policy of “stop and frisk” which she claims he supported until it was no longer politically convenient for him to do so. When confronted with his apology for the “racist” policy, Maxwell took that to task as well.
“That apology is not eventual factually correct,” she said. “He did not end the policy, he did not pull away from the policy, he got sued and the policy was ruled unconstitutional. He was forced to scrap the policy.”
But while Maxwell may have worked for Clinton, the former First Lady herself claimed in an interview that she feels the “urge” to get involved in the 2020 race.
“Yeah, I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome,” Clinton said to Variety magazine, before following it up with a cryptic non-answer as to who she plans to support.
“I’m going to vote — I’m going to leave it at that. I’ll definitely vote. I vote every time there’s an election. And I am telling everybody here at Sundance, everywhere I go, please, please go out and vote. And then, whoever the nominee is, support the nominee, whether it’s someone you voted on or not in the primary process, because the most important responsibility we all have is to retire Donald Trump.”
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