After an abysmal showing on Super Tuesday, multibillionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg ended his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President, endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden.
Bloomberg was heavily criticized after deciding to run, because many felt his time and resources would be better spent on more viable candidates.
With his candidacy in the rear view mirror, Bloomberg signaled with a clip from Star Wars that he's ready to do just that.
It started in response to a Twitter screed from President Donald Trump—who refers to Bloomberg as "Mini Mike."
Mini Mike Bloomberg just “quit” the race for President. I could have told him long ago that he didn’t have what it… https://t.co/iCz5dTj6Iv— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1583336401.0
Bloomberg's response promised that, for Trump, the worst was yet to come.
See you soon, Donald. https://t.co/hvozra0OfL https://t.co/Mu300oLgeX— Mike Bloomberg (@Mike Bloomberg) 1583337343.0
Vader is ultimately victorious in the duel, but Obi-Wan gives a final, apt warning:
"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
With an absurd level of wealth at approximately $60 billion, Bloomberg could unlock a war chest of political ads, opposition research, and other forms to harm Donald Trump in a general election.
People took the clip as a sign of things to come.
At first, I thought, "But Obi-Wan lost that fight." Then, I remembered that Obi-Wan actually sacrificed himself s… https://t.co/9c08J08yxe— Kara Calavera (@Kara Calavera) 1583339740.0
Thank you @MikeBloomberg. Looking forward to showing Donald the door. https://t.co/WNabCvcqla— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1583338439.0
The Force is strong with both his Twitter game and his wallet. https://t.co/QmXwXm8dm3— Jeff Timmer (@Jeff Timmer) 1583344421.0
Mike, glad you're supporting Joe Biden to rid us of the #MoronAVirus in the White House! https://t.co/nnPHyiCfRI— Barb: Not a fan of the Orange Malignant Narcissist (@Barb: Not a fan of the Orange Malignant Narcissist) 1583346429.0
Oh my god I'm so glad I waited for the credits 😂 Bring it on #Bloomberg https://t.co/kEaIZyYQ4f— Polly Whoopsass ❄️️Ω (@Polly Whoopsass ❄️️Ω) 1583337474.0
Start packing your bags @realDonaldTrump and take your racist criminal thugs with you! https://t.co/xJiZjCcrdf— Stephanie Johnson (@Stephanie Johnson) 1583345691.0
The Democratic primary isn't over yet, and November is getting nearer.
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