Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is “fully committed to defeating Donald Trump” after realizing the president is even more likely now to win another four years in office.
A Bold Entrance and Strategy from the Billionaire
Bloomberg’s first appearance since announcing his candidacy landed him in Norfolk, VA, and there the billionaire talked a bit about his plans, approach and focus on Trump.
“I think that there is a greater risk of having Donald Trump reelected than there was before. And, in the end, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You just cannot let this happen,’” Bloomberg said, in a way semantics for Democrats cannot beat Trump, so he is taking it upon himself.
Part of Bloomberg’s strategy is quite a curious thing for many, as he chose to skip the early voting contest, and go for Super Tuesday, March 3, as well as focusing on gun control issues, environmental issues and education.
“We have to do something about Donald Trump. I think I know how to beat him. I have beaten him a number of times before. I think I know what this country needs and that is what I am going to focus on,” he said.
Despite Bloomberg’s seemingly honest approach, rivals in the race have their misgivings about his candidacy, saying he planned to buy out the government:
“I understand the power of the 1%. You’re seeing that right now, literally with Mayor Bloomberg, who has decided to use part of his $55 billion not to buy a yacht, not to buy another home, not to buy a fancy car, but to buy the United States government,” - Sen. Bernie Sanders
“I am here on day two of Michael Bloomberg’s $37 million ad buy. Michael Bloomberg is making a bet about democracy in 2020, he doesn’t need people, he only needs bags and bags of money. I think Michael Bloomberg is wrong and that’s what we need to prove in this election,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said of Bloomberg.
Despite the accusations and attacks, Bloomberg does not seem to be too affected and is continuing with his plans, although his chances of realistically pulling off a win against Trump seem low for now.