Michael Bloomberg considering running for president: Billionaire "frustrated" with Democrats


The memo from Unite the Country super PAC, recently formed to boost Biden's lagging fundraising, lays out the candidate's consistent strength in national Democratic primary polls and in head-to-head match ups with President Donald Trump in battleground states. Wolfson says Bloomberg is "realistic" about where he can make up ground at this late stage. The primary is scheduled for March 3.

However, his campaign is lagging far behind some of the other candidates in fundraising.

Instead, a viable Bloomberg campaign will depend upon Iowa and New Hampshire and SC splitting, giving the party no clear front-runner ahead of Super Tuesday. "Just by taking the first step, Bloomberg has already changed the game".

Bloomberg's team submitted paperwork and he qualified to run in the Alabama primary on Friday afternoon, the state's Democratic Party confirmed.

Because Bloomberg allegedly perceived Warren's progressivism as a threat to American capitalism, and combined with Biden's weak fundraising and polling, he felt the need to announce he is planning to run for president.

Bloomberg is making the move as he warns that the current field of Democratic presidential candidates isn't equipped to defeat President Donald Trump next year.

Bloomberg reached out to several prominent Democrats on Thursday, including Raimondo.

Trump, too, had been complimentary of Bloomberg in the past.

"I would be very unlikely to get re-elected - to get elected", the former New York City mayor said in September interview.

In a follow-up email, Vilsack told the AP that Bloomberg said in the message that "it was true he is running".

Bloomberg, who sErved as mayor of NY from 2002 to 2013, he is skeptical that any of the current crop of Democratic candidates can defeat Republican President Donald Trump In next year's general elections, a spokesman said.

Vilsack was the USA secretary of agriculture under President Barack Obama. (In this hypothetical universe the average Democratic primary voter cares about banning plastic cups more than about wages and the cost of health care and college tuition.) He won't be trying to win hearts or even minds.

Mr Bloomberg is said to be fully aware such a belated entry to the race could present challenges in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, where other Democratic contenders have been campaigning for months.

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.

Complicating matters, he's not alone: "the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson noted late yesterday that he spoke to a reliable source who told him former Attorney General Eric Holder "has been consulting strategists" about also possibly jumping into the 2020 presidential race".

"I have no, no problem with him getting in the race", Biden said.

Because he is entering the race so late in the game, his team has made a decision to skip focusing on the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary.

"Front-running Democrats, Warren and Sanders... rail against the rich but now they have one of the richest people in the world running against them, from inside their own party", he said on Friday.

'You go back, early on, he's said a lot of great things about Trump, ' the president said.

"I know what it takes to run a winning campaign, and every day when I read the news, I grow more frustrated by the incompetence in the Oval Office".

Trump was responding to news that the billionaire Blomberg is opening the door to a 2020 White House bid. But the announcement came due to the Democratic Party's divisive and crowded primary field.

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is opening the door to a 2020 presidential campaign.

Bloomberg has expressed concern about the Democratic Party's leftward slant, led by Sens. But in a statement Thursday, his political adviser Howard Wolfson says Bloomberg is anxious that the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates is "not well positioned" to defeat President Donald Trump.

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.