Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he’s suspending his presidential campaign and is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden.
The announcement came after a disappointing finishing for Bloomberg in Super Tuesday’s Democratic primaries, in which he only won American Samoa.
“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions. After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible – and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
The billionaire also said he’s glad to endorse Biden, who won most of the 14 states voting on Tuesday.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont finished second on Tuesday but scored a major win in California, the state with the most pledged delegates to July’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sitting President Donald Trump, who is projected to win the Republican Party’s primaries on Tuesday easily, weighed in on Bloomberg’s exit and lashed out at Biden with a series of tweets on Wednesday morning.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii are still in the Democratic primary race, as a Biden-Sanders matchup is taking shape.
The next Democratic primaries will take place on March 10 for voters of six states to cast ballot for their preferred presidential candidate this year. Enditem