Michael Bloomberg Will Spend ‘Whatever It Takes’ to Defeat Trump

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend ‘Whatever It Takes’ to Defeat Trump

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is positioning himself to enter the Democratic presidential primary, a longtime Bloomberg adviser confirmed to NBC News Thursday, though he has not yet made a final decision.

Bloomberg has criticized Warren and his plan to institute a super-rich tax if he is elected as president to fund programs ranging from universal medical care to free university tuition.

Mr Wolfson said: “We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that.

But why is Bloomberg expected to file for a presidential campaign? Would it have been hard for a candidate with his poll numbers to have raised enough money to run the campaign Trump did in 2016?

If reports are to be believed, Michael Bloomberg is on the verge of entering the 2020 Democratic primary, where he will join Tom Steyer, a fellow billionaire activist and would-be technocratic politician.

"And there's a fear of that among Democratic donors who are more establishment - that they won't be able to be enthusiastic about that candidate".

On Israel, Bloomberg said he had "deep reservations" about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration withdrew from in May 2018, reimposing sanctions lifted under it, along with enacting new financial penalties against the regime. 'But I know Michael.

Bloomberg and a host of others have been weighing whether to jump into the 2020 race because of the widespread concerns with the current field, with Democratic donors and activists anxious no one now running could beat Trump.

Warren on Thursday tweeted: "Welcome to the race, @MikeBloomberg!" and linked to her campaign website, saying he would find there "policy plans that will make a huge difference for working people and which are very popular".

However, his adviser said that Bloomberg has not yet decided on whether to run or not.

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"He's not going to do well, but I think he's going to hurt Biden actually", Mr Trump said.

"More billionaires seeking more political power is surely not the change the United States needs", said Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir.

Still, his advisers acknowledge his late entry to the race could make competing in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, which have been blanketed by candidates for almost a year, difficult.

The overwhelming percentage of Democratic primary voters say they are happy with the field.

Mr Gray added: “It shakes things up, obviously.”.

"He is in", Vilsack said of Bloomberg's message.

Presented with Mr Bloomberg as a hypothetical entrant into the primary, 32 per cent of Democratic primary voters said they would never vote for him and 6 per cent of Democratic primary voters said they would definitely support him.

Mr Bloomberg could still opt against a run, even preliminary steps towards a campaign could damage Mr Bidens challenge.

While the campaign has called Iowa "critical" and maintains Biden can win it, it has long stressed that Biden performs best in states with a more diverse electorate.

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