After a disappointing performance on Super Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign — but the fact that he's the fourth candidate to drop out in recent days isn't what got people talking. Instead, the reported $500 million he supposedly spent out of pocket on his campaign was the topic of the day on Twitter this morning.
Naturally, people had a lot of feelings (and jokes) about it.
BREAKING: After spending $500 million on skincare products, I am suspending my campaign to look 24 again. https://t.co/fgT7jgtmNQ
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) March 4, 2020
If I was Bloomberg i would have simply not spent $500 million dollars on nothing
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 4, 2020
Bloomberg gonna start an onlyfans to make back that money he lost in the election
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) March 4, 2020
I........ Imagine spending 500 million and then being like damn nevermind. https://t.co/0Lpjrbt4ai
— Chavi (@ChaviStHill) March 4, 2020
Very hard not to dwell on what could have been done with the 500 MILLION DOLLARS wasted by Bloomberg.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 4, 2020
If Bloomberg wanted to waste 500 million he could’ve just called me
— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) March 4, 2020
With an estimated net worth of $58.4 billion, $500 million is a drop in the bucket for the philanthropist and former New York City mayor, but the rest of us will keep dreaming about what we could do with even a fraction of that amount of money.
On Super Tuesday, Bloomberg only managed to win in the territory of American Samoa. In a statement announcing his campaign suspension, he said he would be endorsing Joe Biden.
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. pic.twitter.com/cNJDIQHS75
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) March 4, 2020