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Judge Judy vows to fight Bernie Sanders ‘to the death’ because America is ‘perfect’

Reiss Smith February 24, 2020
Judge Judy and Bernie Sanders

Judge Judy passed judgement on Bernie Sanders' plan for revolution. (Fox 25/Getty)

Judge Judy stood shoulder to shoulder with billionaire Mike Bloomberg as she pledged to fight Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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.”

TV judge not impressed by Pete Buttigieg.

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.

“You have a very lovely young man who ran a very small town for a very short time. If you were the governor of Indiana, you would still be governing two million people less than New York City.”

Bloomberg surrogate Judge Judy outshone by Hollywood’s left-leaning elite.

While Bloomberg has the weight of TV’s favourite judge behind him, Sanders has managed to attract a wide roster of stars including Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Brandi Carlile and Cardi B.

Warren has been backed by Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk, as well as Rosie O’Donnell and Sally Field.

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the relatively few supporting Buttigieg, while Biden has won perhaps the most important endorsement of them all: Cher.

More: 2020 democratic nomination, judge judy, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg

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