The TV judge – and idol to one RuPaul Andre Charles – argued that America is “perfect” just as it is, and doesn’t need the sweeping changes that Sanders is proposing.
“America doesn’t need a revolution,” she told Fox 25.
“It’s the most perfect country in the world and those people that are trying to change it and revolutionise it, don’t have a chance, because I’ll fight them to the death.”
The TV judge (real name Judith Sheindlin) has never before endorsed a presidential candidate, but said that she decided to come out swinging for Bloomberg “because it was urgent”.
Somewhat contradictorily, she continued: “I really believe that America’s in trouble, everybody’s angry, polarised, and it will continue to be polarised unless you have a president who has no agenda other than to do the right thing for the people that he represents.
“Mike Bloomberg is not an ideologue, he’s a doer; he sees a problem, he understands that if you have a good education as a youngster, you’ll have the tools to make it.”
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Judy has has become a prominent Bloomberg surrogate in recent months, joining the former New York City mayor at a series of events and giving a number of interviews on his behalf.
Speaking to People at the start of the year, she argued that none of the other Democratic hopefuls – former vice president Joe Biden, senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg – had the appropriate experience for the White House.
“There isn’t anybody that could compare to Mike Bloomberg,” she said.
“You have somebody who is a number two guy and a senator — you have two senators.