Emanuel: Going After Obama Not ‘the Way to the Nomination’

Emanuel: Going After Obama Not ‘the Way to the Nomination’

February 26, 2020

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom, former President Barack Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel reacted to 2016 audio of 2020 Democrat presidential contender Michael Bloomberg calling his endorsement of Obama “backhanded.”

“[Bloomberg] is going to have to defend it,” Emanuel said. “Bernie may get asked about the idea that he wanted to primary Barack Obama. If you go back about seven debates, as you remember, one of the big uproars was the fact that almost every candidate was throwing Barack Obama under the bus. So, a lot of them have to explain, given that the former president — not just with Democrats at 95%, he was well-received among the country as a whole.”

“[T]he idea of attacking the former president who was really popular… not exactly the way to the nomination,” Emanuel added.

As their most recent debate demonstrated, none of the current slate of Democrat presidential wannabes has a clever strategy to secure the nomination.

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