We’re gearing up for the ultimate showdown between incumbent President Donald Trump and whoever the majority of liberals decide to represent the Democratic Party come November.
Some Democrats have dropped out like Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker, but that still leaves Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden as the frontrunners. Whoever it is will have to argue why the all-time booming economy is bad for the country, which is impossible.
And you’ll never believe who famous actor Michael Douglas just endorsed for President of the United States for 2020.
You may know Michael Douglas as a famous actor in such films like “Romancing the Stone,” “Wall Street,” “Fatal Attraction” and “The American President,” but did you know that Douglas really got his start through nepotism and a whole lot of luck?
Of course, praised 103-year-old actor Kirk Douglas is Michael’s father so you can call that the nepotism. But early in Michael’s career, he was fortunate enough to produce “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” for his second project, which starred Jack Nicholson and won five Oscars including Best Picture.
That’s right; Michael Douglas won an Oscar way before he ever starred as an actor in a hit movie. His father’s reputation was instrumental in his success.
The point is that if anybody lives in a Hollywood bubble – totally clueless about what real hard-working blue-collar Americans go through – it’s Michael Douglas.
As one might suspect, Douglas is a bleeding-heart liberal, but he didn’t endorse any of the frontrunners – Sen. Sanders, Sen. Warren or former Vice President Joe Biden – instead he made a commitment to former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg; calling him “one of the greatest candidates in the history of our elections.” Greatest of all time? That’s one heck of a delusional endorsement.
Douglas told People, “I feel so blessed that in this particularly difficult time that we have one of the greatest candidates in the history of our elections” and then added he “hasn’t been this excited” about a candidate since John F. Kennedy.
He felt Mayor Pete Buttigieg – another strong Democratic candidate – was largely inexperienced due to South Bend’s population, justifying them both being mayors by saying, “With all respect to Buttigieg, we’re talking about a city of 12 million people.”
The former NYC mayor entered the race in just the last several months and has already spent well over $100 million on commercial ads so far and has already bought two 30-second Super Bowl slots that cost just north of $11 million.
Bloomberg also has the celebrity endorsement of the queen of daytime television, Judge Judy.
Other Democratic candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders believe Bloomberg – who is worth approximately $30 billion – is trying to spend his way to the presidency.
Sanders said in November, “I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy our elections. If you can’t build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president. The American people are sick and tired of the power of billionaires, and I suspect they won’t react well to someone trying to buy an election.”
But Douglas disagrees with Sanders’ sentiment saying to People, “The fact that he doesn’t need people to pay for his campaign means that he doesn’t owe anybody. Do I hope eventually that money in political campaigns will become a thing of the past? Certainly. I think Mike would be one of the first ones to say that.”
That’s a conundrum. Why would Bloomberg want to take the money out of elections while also outspending his Democratic colleagues?
The irony is that Douglas has probably made a fortune due to Trump’s strong economy but in order to keep up his Hollywood liberal stigma, he has to endorse Democrats due to his current flimsy career.