Wellington Webb Commons Park

 Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb at Commons Park in Denver in 2018.

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb told Colorado Politics over lunch Monday that he's endorsing Mike Bloomberg for president.

"We have to get King Don out of there," the nationally prominent Democrat said of President Donald Trump.

Bloomberg's campaign provided a press release soon after, making the endorsement official.

“Wellington Webb has been a champion for Coloradans and the people of Denver for decades — as a teacher, state representative, and three-term mayor of Denver," Bloomberg said in the statement. "He understands the importance of tackling tough challenges — and he knows a thing or two about winning elections as an underdog."

Bloomberg said he was honored to have Webb as co-chair of the Mike for Black America National Leadership Council.

"I look forward to working with him to defeat Donald Trump and unite and rebuild America — and we will get it done.” Bloomberg said.

Webb was a three-term mayor of Denver, holding office from 1991 to 2003. He has been a fixture in national Democratic politics, as well, including serving on the Democratic National Committee's Unity Reform Commission, to heal the party's wounds after a fractious primary season between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in 2016.

He is a former state legislator and served as president of U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Conference of Democratic Mayors and National Conference of Black Mayors.

He was the regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Jimmy Carter, after being a faculty member at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

“As Donald Trump tries to divide our country through hate, I have been impressed by Mike’s commitment to black America and to building bridges to communities across the United States," Webb said in the release from Bloomberg's office. "We need Mike to bring sanity, reason and unity back to the White House."

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