NY Times Columnist Endorses Bloomberg (Disclosure: He Donates to My Wife’s Museum)

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote an article endorsing billionaire Michael Bloomberg for president, Wednesday, along with the disclaimer that Bloomberg donated to his extremely rich wife’s museum.

In the article, titled “Why I Like Mike,” Friedman wrote, “I have no idea whether Michael Bloomberg can win the Democratic nomination, but I’m glad that he’s joining the race. (Disclosure: Bloomberg Philanthropies has contributed to Planet Word, the museum my wife is building in Washington, to promote reading and literacy.)”

Friedman’s wife, Ann Friedman, is the daughter of the late billionaire real estate developer Matthew Bucksbaum.

According to a 2017 report from the Washington Post, Mrs. Friedman “committed to spending at least $20 million” on her museum.

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