03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Despite Obama's Thompson Endorsement, President Still Talks Bloomberg In Weekly Address (VIDEO)

President Obama may have tepidly endorsed Bill Thompson in the New York City mayoral race, but it was his opponent that got all the attention in last week's weekly address.

Obama name-checked Bloomberg as one of a handful of "distinguished leaders [who] understand that health insurance reform isn't a Democratic issue or a Republican issue, but an American issue that demands a solution."

Obama has publicly praised Bloomberg in the past as well.

Regardless, as Politicker NY points out, in the end, Thompson "gets to say something Bloomberg can't: 'endorsed by Obama.'"

Thompson reacts to Obama's Friday endorsement: