Mike Bloomberg has released a video in the style of a presidential address in a bid to prove that he is the right candidate to lead the U.S. through the coronavirus crisis.
In the commercial the 2020 presidential hopeful stands in front of a U.S. flag in a room that resembles the Oval Office as he delivers his message to the public.
The tape of the former New York City mayor is deliberately produced to look like a presidential address.
The Democratic candidate, 78, speaks of his leadership skills in times of crisis, capitalizing on claims that President Donald Trump is falling short in his handling the coronavirus scare.
In the video Mike Bloomberg speaks of his leadership skills in times of crisis, capitalizing on claims that President Donald Trump is falling short in his handling the coronavirus scare
The former New York City mayor is seen standing in front of a U.S. flag in a room that resembles the Oval Office
His commercial comes as a patient described as 'medically high-risk' patient in their 50s died of coronavirus overnight on Friday near Seattle, Washington and the total number of cases in the U.S. rose above 60.
In the three-minute commercial, named 'Leadership in Crisis,' he references his election as mayor in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The billionaire head of Bloomberg News assumed office as New York City mayor at the beginning of 2002.
In the advertisement, which will air on CBS and NBC at about 8.30pm on Sunday night, he says: 'I was first elected just weeks after the attack on 9/11 — a massive rebuilding, security and health challenge.'
Bloomberg's new commercial comes as President Trump addressed the media at a White House press conference on Saturday
He goes on to mention a number of crises he faced and how he dealt with them.
'In my 12 years in office, I dealt with a hurricane, a blackout, attempted terror attacks, the West Nile virus and swine flu.' he said.
'I know it is critical that the federal government work in close partnership with state and local leaders who administer services and deploy first responders.
'That requires putting