Celebrities and Social Media React to Mike Bloomberg Dropping out of the Race

Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the Presidential race on Wednesday, following a disappointing Super Tuesday.

The billionaire former mayor of New York City spent over $500 million dollars on his campaign, with hundreds of millions spent on advertising across digital media and television. The candidate quickly endorsed Joe Biden for President after dropping out, a move that many former candidates, including the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, took prior to Super Tuesday.

On Twitter Bloomberg made a quick statement saying: "Three months ago, I entered the race to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I'm leaving for the same reason. Defeating Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. It's clear that is my friend and a great American, @JoeBiden."

Trump did not waste any time when it came to rubbing the billionaire candidate's wasted money in his face

Mini Mike Bloomberg just “quit” the race for President. I could have told him long ago that he didn’t have what it takes, and he would have saved himself a billion dollars, the real cost. Now he will pour money into Sleepy Joe’s campaign, hoping to save face. It won’t work!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2020

Bloomberg fired back at the President with "See you soon, Donald," accompanied by a clip of Obi-Wan Kenobi facing off against Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope, promoting the mission of party unity in a playful way.

See you soon, Donald. https://t.co/hvozra0OfL pic.twitter.com/Mu300oLgeX

— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) March 4, 2020

Celebrities were quick to join in with their own reactions on twitter, ranging from jokes to full political commentary. Comedian Rob Delaney pointed out the irony of Biden accepting Bloomberg's endorsement.

Weird that Biden, who just overwhelmly won the black vote on Super Tuesday will now routinely kiss & hug & thank Bloomberg for ad buys when the one thing every non-New Yorker knows about Bloomberg is that he was a dangerous monster to black ppl as mayor of NYC. Politic’s!

— Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) March 4, 2020

Comedian Whitney Cummings did not mince words on where she thought Bloomberg's allegiance would lie after dropping out.

I’m kind of shocked Bloomberg didn’t endorse Trump

— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) March 4, 2020

Comedian Neal Brennan took a dig at Bloomberg's record campaign spending, comparing it to returning an item on Amazon.

To Bloomberg, the campaign money was like when you buy some shit on Amazon and it doesn't fit and you say you're gonna return it and you never do.

— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) March 4, 2020

Members of the media were not adverse to making light of Bloomberg's exit either. Rock critic Dan Ozzi compared Bloomberg dropping out of the race to Sonic the Hedgehog.

when bloomberg dropped out of the race all his billions of dollars should have fallen out of him like sonic the hedgehog

— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) March 4, 2020

Bloomberg has caught the ire of celebrities and social media in the past. In his first Presidential debate, the former mayor was ruthlessly deconstructed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. With Bloomberg's exit, the field of candidates becomes increasingly smaller, with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Biden as the front-runners.

Mike Bloomberg
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In an official statement, Bloomberg further commented on his reason to leave the race.

"After yesterday's results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible – and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists. But I remain clear-eyed about my overriding objective: victory in November. Not for me, but for our country. And so while I will not be the nominee, I will not walk away from the most important political fight of my life," Bloomberg said.