During an appearance on Wednesdays The View, Bloomberg, who once called Trump a con and dangerous demagogue, urged Americans to get behind Trump and suggested that the presidents opponents should focus less on resistance and more on the next presidential election.
Bloomberg also explained that, although he did not vote for Trump, he wanted to avoid repeating themistakethat he says Sen. Mitch McConnell made as minority leader in President Barack Obamas administration. In 2010,McConnell told The National Journal that the single most important thing for Republicans to achieve would be to makeObama a one-term president.
Bloomberg, who publiclyendorsedDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, said that those who dont agree with the Trump administration should direct their energy toward electing new officials in 2020.
We should sit back and say, OK, four years from now, how do I get my person, my man or my woman, elected? he suggested, which elicited cheers from the audience.
If you disagree, you should go out there. You can protest. You can elect other officials,write letters, make phone calls, he said. But in the end, the public has spoken, whether you like the results or not.
The former mayors message to support the president stands out amid Bloombergs ongoing criticisms of the president while promoting his book, co-written with environmentalist Carl Pope,Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet.
Watch Bloombergs full interview onThe View in the clip above.