President Trump said Friday that he doesn't think Michael Bloomberg would perform well in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary but that he'd like to run against the billionaire businessman, mocking him as "little Michael". But in the first sign that he is seriously moving toward a campaign, Bloomberg has dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary there. Alabama, which is part of the Super Tuesday primary group that will be holding primary elections on March 3, has an especially early filing date of November 8 for candidates.
But as of late, he became anxious that none of the Democrats running could beat Trump - especially if the leading liberals, Sens.
Asked what Bloomberg's candidacy would change about the Democratic race, Yang told CNN with a laugh, "It's probably going to change the price of advertising in some of the early states and certainly Mike has a very valuable perspective to offer".
Michael Bloomberg (L) with a president.
Should Bloomberg proceed with a campaign, it could represent a seismic disruption in the Democratic race.
In tweets Thursday, Warren and Sanders responded to Bloomberg's interest in the race.
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Mapimpi also recalled how nervous he was ahead of the final, and how fellow wing Kolbe helped him. This year's lineup included six non-white players, including Kolisi.
The 77-year-old had said only in March this year that he would not run for president, reportedly because of the perceived dominance of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. Bloomberg is "concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned" to achieve that, according to Wolfson. It adds that Bloomberg sees Trump as "an unprecedented threat to our nation". Vilsack has been consulted by several of the more than one dozen Democrats campaigning in his state, which holds the leadoff caucuses in fewer than 90 days.
But the source says it could also be a good thing for Trump because Democrats would likely be preoccupied with taking Bloomberg down rather than focusing their fire on the President.
Why should we expect things to be any different for the former NY mayor?
Trump suggested Bloomberg would spend a lot of money and go nowhere.
After leaving office in 2013 - and flirting with independent bids for president - he announced past year that he was changing his party registration to Democrat.
In a joint statement Friday, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley and Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price praised the "many qualified candidates" already in the race.