US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg mulls presidential bid

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Michael Bloomberg has highlighted local weather change as a key concern


Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is strongly contemplating getting into the race for the US Democratic Celebration’s presidential nomination.

The ex-New York Metropolis mayor is anxious the present subject of candidates shouldn’t be adequate to beat Donald Trump within the 2020 election, his spokesman says.


The 77-year-old is predicted to file paperwork this week for the Democratic presidential major in Alabama.

A complete of 17 candidates are at present vying to tackle President Trump.

Former Vice-President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are the frontrunners.

Some current opinion polls have steered that Ms Warren and Mr Sanders – who’re considered to the left of Mr Biden – would possibly lose towards President Trump if both gained the get together nomination.

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Mr Bloomberg’s spokesman mentioned: “We now want to complete the job and be certain that Trump is defeated. However Mike is more and more involved that the present subject of candidates shouldn’t be effectively positioned to try this.”

A New York billionaire as president?

To date that is solely a single toe getting into the water, but it surely’s a major one. The presence of the previous New York mayor and multi-billionaire would set alight the race for the Democratic Celebration nomination.

The politician closest to Mr Bloomberg’s centrist outlook is Joe Biden – however his marketing campaign seems to be fading.

Mr Bloomberg has, I perceive, been doing a variety of polling in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

This is not the primary time that he is eyed a run on the presidency, solely to ultimately determine towards.

However up to now he is dominated himself out as a result of he thought Individuals would not vote for a billionaire New York businessman. That concern now not applies.

Who’s Michael Bloomberg?

Mr Bloomberg was a Wall Avenue banker who went on to discovered the monetary publishing empire which bears his title. A philanthropist, he has donated tens of millions of dollars to instructional, medical and different causes.

Initially a Democrat, he turned a Republican to mount a profitable marketing campaign for mayor of New York Metropolis in 2001.

He went on to serve three phrases as mayor till 2012, rejoining the Democratic Celebration solely final 12 months.

Thought to be a reasonable Democrat, he has highlighted local weather change as a key concern.