Judge Judith Sheindlin, known for her role as a TV judge on Judge Judy, has endorsed former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg for presidential. This would be the first time she’s endorsed a presidential candidate. 

She defended her decision on The View Monday morning. “There was no other voice for me other than a voice of someone who has experience in governance,” she said. She continued by defending the former mayor, stating that “things were run effectively and efficiently during his 12 years as mayor.”

Sheindlin praised Bloomberg, calling him “a brilliant, self-made guy who runs and manages thousands of people, and has for 30 years.”

The View co-host Joy Behar pointed out arguments from critics who claim Bloomberg, like to fellow presidential candidate and billionaire Tom Steyer, are buying their way into the 2020 race, to which Sheindlin responded, “The last time I looked, Tom Steyer never governed anything.”


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“I think that to define Mike Bloomberg as just another rich guy is one of the greatest injustices of this political campaign that we’re in. Mike Bloomberg is the only one of the candidates who has experience governing and managing and [was] successful,” she said. “If he’s successful and happened to have made money being successful, that, folks, is the American dream. That’s what’s supposed to happen.”

In an event in Texas this Saturday, she also had some criticism for Bernie Sanders. “Everyone wants to come here,” Sheindlin said. “That doesn’t sound to me like a country that needs a revolution.”


“No one comes close to Mike Bloomberg’s executive achievement, government experience and impactful philanthropy. His steady leadership will unite our country and bring us through these very challenging times.”

Bloomberg released a new campaign ad Monday morning featuring the Judge, titled, “Judge Him.”

For nearly 25 years, Sheindlin has seen major success with her show Judge Judy, which has about 10 million daily viewers. 

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