Bloomberg said candidates waste too many resources and too much time on the first four primaries, small states with an outsize influence on who the party's eventual nominee will be.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks as Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders listen toward the end of the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential candidates campaign debate, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 19, 2019.
"Nominating the candidate who people don't feel so strongly about one way or the other is not how you beat a man as galvanizing as Trump", wrote Briahna Joy Gray, Sanders' national press secretary.
NBC News reported on January 10 that regardless of its plans for a possible nomination loss, "Bloomberg is in the running to win it".
"But you've heard me for months, I have never said a negative word about Elizabeth Warren, who is a friend of mine. Television is still the magic medium", Bloomberg said.
While the top Democratic candidates campaigned in Iowa and Nevada this weekend, Bloomberg was on a five-stop bus tour Saturday of reliably Republican Texas, which doesn't vote until March 3. Priorities USA, a Democratic political action committee, announced on Tuesday it would expand its budget from $100 million to $150 million through July to run ads against Trump in the key battleground states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
"I really don't agree with them", he said, of Sanders and Warren.
"We are probably the only ones who remember", said Bloomberg. Tenley told Bloomberg that they were classmates and they briefly discussed a professor together.
In San Marcos, Bloomberg and Sheindlin ordered lunch at a local barbecue joint - about a pound of brisket, coleslaw and baked beans.
Bloomberg takes the criticism of his wealth directly in his speeches and tells voters that he is not committed to any special interests.
It's a message that resonated with several people.
He said the amount of financial support would depend on how much help the candidate would need.
The Texas blitz was the kick-off of a nationwide organizing day in 27 states meant to flex his campaign's strength.
Bloomberg has said he will spend "whatever it takes" to defeat Trump and will continue the effort to topple the Republican incumbent even if he loses the Democratic nomination. But Rose's campaign pointed to his comments to NY1 late previous year about Bloomberg's donation.
"He has a nice mix of business and political experience", said Jerina.