Michael Douglas claims father Kirk used last words to back Mike Bloomberg - New York Post

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Actor Michael Douglas voiced his support for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, telling the former New York mayor’s supporters in Wisconsin that some of his late father Kirk’s last words were, “Mike can get it done,” according to reports.

A day after burying his 103-year-old father, Douglas, 75, was in Madison on Saturday for the opening of the Bloomberg campaign’s second office in the state.

When Bloomberg announced he was running for president on Nov. 24, Douglas said, his dad was excited about his prospects.

“I don’t know if he was pulling my leg or not, but one of the last words that he said in the hospital, when he came and he saw me, asked me to lean over close to him, and I leaned over close to him and he said, ‘Mike can get it done,'” Douglas told attendees about his dad, WKOW reported.

The Academy Award winner said Bloomberg has “a proven record.”

“He has done more as a private citizen and as a mayor than most any congressman or senator [or] elected official. This is a great, great guy,” he said.

“This is a rare, rare moment. I haven’t felt like this since John Kennedy,” added Douglas, who played a Wisconsin governor-turned-president in the movie “The American President.”

In a not-too-subtle jab at President Trump, Douglas also commended Bloomberg for separating himself from his private business, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“He could have no involvement with his company at all, compared to some other people,” he said. “And his company multiplied by four times in value (while he was in office) so he’s doing something right.”

Michael Douglas (left) and Michael Bloomberg
Michael Douglas (left) and Michael Bloomberg in 2015Getty Images

Douglas last month announced he was backing Bloomberg, whom he lauded as “one of the greatest candidates in the history of our elections.”

Trump Victory rep Anna Kelly told the paper in a statement that “despite Michael Bloomberg’s desperate efforts to buy relevancy in this election, he can’t hide from the socialist policies that made him a failed mayor.

“His efforts to control every aspect of our lives, from anti-Second Amendment policies to regulating the size of sodas, are straight out of a socialist, big-government playbook and will be soundly rejected by Wisconsin voters,” she said.


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