Marianne Williamson Rips Buttigieg and Klobuchar Over Biden Endorsement: 'They Must Have Read Art of the Deal'

Former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson lashed out at former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar on Monday afternoon over their expected endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

Buttigieg, who dropped out of the presidential race last night, and Klobuchar, who dropped out earlier today, are expected to announce their endorsement for Biden ahead of Super Tuesday. The two former candidates' exit from the race is likely to propel Biden to become the candidate that most moderates will coalesce around for the party's nomination.

Williamson, who threw her support behind Senator Bernie Sanders after ending her campaign earlier this year, took to Twitter on Monday to suggest that Buttigieg and Klobuchar must have struck a deal with Biden by referencing a business book authored by President Donald Trump.

"Pete and Amy both endorsing Biden tonight. They must've read 'Art of the Deal' :)," Williamson tweeted.

Newsweek reached out to representatives for Buttigieg and Klobuchar for comment.

Pete and Amy both endorsing Biden tonight. They must’ve read “Art of the Deal” :)

— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) March 2, 2020

Biden's campaign has gained momentum from Klobuchar and Buttigieg's exit. Fox News confirmed that Klobuchar will officially endorse Biden during his campaign rally in Texas tonight. Buttigieg is also expected to back Biden in the coming days.

"The Klobuchar campaign confirms the senator is flying to Dallas to join Vice President Biden at his rally tonight where she will suspend her campaign and endorse the vice president," Klobuchar campaign press secretary Carlie Waibel said.

Although five candidates still remain in the race—including billionaire Michael Bloomberg—strategists say the Democratic race is now a head-to-head matchup between the leading progressive and the leading moderate.

"At this point, whether some candidates realize it or not, it's essentially a two-person race," Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis told Newsweek. "It's really down to Sanders and Biden."

Biden, who secured a decisive win in South Carolina on Saturday, told a crowd in Texas on Monday: "As I stand here today because of the minority communities, I am very much alive because of you."

The former vice president's remarks come hours after former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice formally endorsed his campaign. "Democrats need a candidate who can assemble the largest, most diverse coalition possible to defeat Trump and lead our country following the trauma of Trump's presidency," Reid said. "That candidate is Joe Biden."

"I'm proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President," Rice announced in a tweet. "Here he is comforting me on 1/4/17 just after my mother passed away. There is no one kinder, more empathetic and caring than @joebiden. He will lead America with the same deep compassion and decency."

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Marianne Williamson speaks as she endorses Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a campaign rally at Vic Mathias Shores Park on February 23, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Drew Angerer/Getty